Michael Jordan Quiz


True or False: Jordan preferred Adidas to Nike growing up.

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Michael Jordan always like Adidas more than Nike in his early years and he even offered them a chance to counter the deal Nike put forward when he entered the league.

But Adidas passed.

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He Grew Up In Which State?

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Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up in Wilmington, North Carolina, Jordan developed a competitive edge at an early age. He wanted to win every game he played. Jordan grew up with a stable family life.
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True or False: Michael Jordan Never Got Past The Celtics In The Playoffs?

Via: NBA
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This is so hard to believe but 100% true.

How could Michael Jordan win 6 NBA Finals while playing in the eastern conference and never beat the Celtics in the playoffs, a team that almost always made the postseason?

The Bulls as a franchise are 0-4 against the Celtics in the playoffs and 3-14 in games played against them in the playoffs.
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How Many Air Jordan Sneakers Are There?

Via: CNN
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As of May 2020, there are 34 Air Jordan Sneakers:

Air Jordan IEvolution of the Nike Air Jordan Shoe Series: 1984-2020 1 - "Notorious" - 1985
Air Jordan IIEvolution of the Nike Air Jordan Shoe Series: 1984-2020 3 - "Italian Stallion" - 1986
Air Jordan IIIEvolution of the Nike Air Jordan Shoe Series: 1984-2020 5 - "Gotta Be the Shoes" - 1988
Air Jordan IVEvolution of the Nike Air Jordan Shoe Series: 1984-2020 7 - "Taking Flight" - 1989
Air Jordan V - "The Fighter" - 1990
Air Jordan VI - "Promised Land" - 1991
Air Jordan VII - "Pure Gold" - 1992
Air Jordan VIII - "Strap In" - 1993
Air Jordan IX - "Perfect Harmony" - 1993
Air Jordan X - "The Legacy Continues" - 1994
Air Jordan XI - "Class Act" - 1995
Air Jordan XII - "The Dynasty Continues" - 1996
Air Jordan XIII - "Black Cat Pounces" - 1997
Air Jordan XIV - "Race Ready" - 1998
Air Jordan XV - "Speed of Sound" - 1999
Air Jordan XVI - "Marching On" - 2001
Air Jordan XVII - "Jazzed Up" - 2002
Air Jordan XVIII - "Last Dance" - 2003
Air Jordan XIX - "Full Flex" - 2004
Air Jordan XX - "Living Greatness" - 2005
Air Jordan XX1 - "Performance Luxury DNA" - 2006
Air Jordan XX2 - "Hit the Afterburners" - 2007
Air Jordan XX3 - "The Number of Greatness" - 2008
Air Jordan 2009 - "Beyond" - 2009
Air Jordan 2010 - "Full Speed Ahead" - 2010
Air Jordan 2011 - 2011
Air Jordan 2012 - "Choose Your Flight" - 2012
Air Jordan XX8 - "Dare to Fly" - 2013
Air Jordan XX9 - 2014
Air Jordan XXX - 2016
Air Jordan XXXI - 2016
Air Jordan 32 (XXXII) - 2017
Air Jordan 33 (XXXIII) - 2018
Air Jordan 34 (XXXIV/XXX4) - 2019
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How many total points did Michael Jordan score in his career?

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Which team did Michael Jordan and the North Carolina Tar Heels beat for the NCAA championship in 1982?

Focus On Sport
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Michael Jordan won one national championship in three seasons with North Carolina. The Tar Heels won the 1982 national championship when Jordan was a freshman, thanks to his game-winning jumper against Georgetown.
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Which Company Didn’t Endorse Him?

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Nope. Jordan was never endorsed by AT&T.

In which season did Jordan lead the NBA in scoring and steals, win the Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year awards and triumph in the Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend?

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“Jordan’s 1987-88 season was so dominant he’s the only guy since to win the MVP award without his team finishing top two in the conference… Jordan averaged 35-5-6 with third best PER of all time trailing only a couple years from Wilt Chamberlain. Many forget but what makes this MVP even more special is who he won it over. Larry Bird might’ve had his own career year averaging 30-9-6 and that’s while shooting 50-40-90 percentages.” - Justin Termine of SiriusXM NBA
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How many siblings does Michael Jordan have?

Via: People
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In 1957, Jordan's parents, James Jordan and Deloris Peoples, welcomed their first child James Jordan Jr. who was nicknamed “Ronnie” after his middle name Ronald. Soon after the birth of Ronnie, Deloris would become pregnant with their second child.

Two years later in 1959, they welcomed their second child and first daughter Deloris.

The Jordans would leave Virginia (and James leaving the military) around that time. They moved back to James’ hometown of Wallace, North Carolina. There he was hired at a local a textile mill and the couple would build a house there.

Larry Jordan, the third child, was born shortly thereafter in 1962.

Three years after their Larry was born, the Jordans made the decision to move to New York City so that James could attend an auto mechanic program at a trade school in Brooklyn. Deloris was able to obtain a job as bank teller.

While in Brooklyn, the couple gave birth to their fourth child; Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born February 17, 1963.

Shortly after Michael was born, the family moved back to Wilmington, North Carolina wanting to raise their children in a safer environment. That following year in 1964, James and Deloris welcomed their fifth and final child Rosalyn Maria Jordan.
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Which of the following accolades did Michael Jordan not win at least five times?

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6x NBA Champion
6x NBA Finals MVP
10x NBA Scoring Champion
5x Regular Season MVP
9x NBA All-Defensive First Team
10x All-NBA First Team
3x All-Star Game MVP
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How many points per game did Jordan average in his rookie season?

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As a rookie, Michael Jordan averaged an outstanding 28.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, and 2.4 steals per game.

Chicago Bulls Selected Him With Which Pick?

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In the 1984 draft, Michael Jordan was selected number 3 by the Chicago Bulls. Hakeem Olajuwon was selected number 1 by the Houston Rockets and Sam Bowie was selected number 2 by the Portland Trail Blazers.
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How many games did Michael Jordan play during his 15-season career?

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Jordan played in 80 or more games 11 times during his 15 season career, nine of which he played all 82 games.

His First NBA Draft Pick As Director of Basketball Operations For The Wizards Was?

Via: Game Haus
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Kwame Brown was drafted first overall by Michael Jordan and the Washington Wizards in the 2001 NBA Draft, and according to a book written by MJ, Brown almost ended up in tears at the hands of Jordan, but for Brown, the story was blown out of proportion.

Which NBA superstar said, "I was a Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan fan growing up"?

Via: Chicago Tribune
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How Many Olympic Gold Medals Does He Have?

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Michael Jordan is regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time. At the 1984 Olympics, Jordan led team US in scoring, averaging 17 points a game. USA went undefeated throughout the tournament, claiming the gold medal. Eight years later, he collects his second Olympic gold with the dream team in Barcelona, he was the second highest scorer of the team, averaging 14.9 points a game.
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Which MLB Team Did He Play Minor League Baseball For?

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Michael Jordan retired from the Chicago Bulls in 1994 to join the Chicago White Sox AA minor league team, the Birmingham Barons.

Which NBA Team Did He Not Play In The Finals?

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What Number Did He Wear On The 1992 Olympic “Dream Team?”

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Why did MJ wear number 9 on the 1992 Olympic Dream Team?

Up to 2014, players in FIBA-organized competitions for national teams, including the Olympic Games, World Cup and Women's World Championship, had to wear numbers from 4 to 15.

So that explains why not #23. But why 9? Because Michael's older brother wore #45 when they played together in high school, and 4+5=9. In fact, that's when Michael picked #23, because it was approximately half of 45.
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What did Michael Jordan wear during games for good luck?

Via: The Athletic
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Michael Jordan began his NBA career with a peculiar superstition: He wore his University of North Carolina practice shorts under his Chicago Bulls uniform for every game. To accommodate the extra layer of luck, Jordan asked for larger game shorts. Back then, in the early ’80s, the bottom half of basketball outfits verged on tighty-whities. But when the high-flying rookie brought out the baggy bottoms, the rest of the NBA followed suit.
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Which season did Michael Jordan have the highest points-per-game average?

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In the 1986-87 season, Jordan averaged 37.1 PPG, his numbers were high across the board. He played a whopping 40.0 minutes per game and shot 48.2 percent from the field, connecting on 13.4 of his 27.8 shots per game.

He also made 10.2 of 11.9 free throws per game, and he only attempted 0.8 threes a night.

To break it all the way down, 37 of of his 37.1 points were scored via 2-point baskets and free throws. The other 0.1 percent came from 3-pointers.
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What Year Did He Announce His First Retirement?

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First retirement and stint in Minor League Baseball (1993–1994) On October 6, 1993, Jordan announced his retirement, citing a loss of desire to play the game. Jordan later stated that the death of his father three months earlier also shaped his decision.

How many points did Jordan score in his famous ‘Flu Game’ against the Utah Jazz in the 1997 NBA Finals?

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This moment of glory came in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals where a physically debilitated Jordan was able to put together a herculean effort, overcome an ailment that had him curled up in a fetal position and vomiting until the early hours of the morning, and help guide the Chicago Bulls to a 90-88 win over the Utah Jazz.
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What Phobia Does Jordan Have?

Via: Modern Notoriety
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Jordan has a fear of water, which stems from a tragic incident during his childhood. He saw a good friend of his drown when he got sucked into the undertow, and this understandably scarred him for life. Shortly after, Jordan almost drowned whilst at baseball camp and he has had a phobia ever since. He has somewhat overcome his fear, but he admits to still feeling uncomfortable when on a small boat or when near big bodies of water.
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What jersey number did Michael Jordan wear while playing minor league baseball?

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