Today in Sports History: November 30

After scoring 35 points in a Chicago Bulls versus San Antonio Spurs game, Michael Jordan became the 10th player in NBA history to reach 25,000 points. He reached the 25,000 mark in just 782 games, faster than every athlete except Wilt Chamberlain who tallied 25,000 in 691 games. 

The third pick in the 1984 NBA Draft, Jordan spent his entire 15 season career with the Chicago Bulls. Jordan became a cultural icon and transformed the Chicago Bulls into one of the most successful franchises in the league. As a player, Jordan led the Bulls to two three peats. Jordan was a six time NBA Champion and was named NBA Finals MVP in all six finals. Jordan’s accolades include being a 14x All-Star, 5x NBA MVP, 10x All-NBA First Team, 10x NBA scoring champion, 3x NBA steals leader, and NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Jordan was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009 and his no.23 was retired by the Chicago Bulls.  

Jordan became the all-time leading scorer in All-Star Game history and played to mostly sold-out stadiums. He has been the majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets, formerly the Charlotte Bobcats, since 2010. 

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