The early years. Michael Jordan was one of five children born to James and Delores
Jordan. He was born February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn. The Jordans' felt that the streets of
Brooklyn were unsafe to raise a young family of five children. Instead of trying to endure
the streets of Brooklyn, the Jordan family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. James
got a job in Wilmington as a mechanic and Delores got a job as a teller at
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best basketball player ever by Magic
Johnson. Jordan has led the NBA in scoring an amazing seven times. Jordan is only the
second player to score 3000 points in one season, with the other being Wilt Chamberlain.
Mike was voted Defensive Player of the Year in 1988. Jordan has been Most Valuable
Player of the NBA finals three times. He was Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year in
1991. Jordan has also received three MVP awards between 1988 and 1992.