Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known as “MJ” “Air Jordan” and “His Airness” and is the greatest basketball player of all time. Jordan joined the NBA’s Chicago Bulls in 1984. In 1991, he won his first NBA championship with the Bulls, and followed that achievement with championships in 1992 and 1993, obtaining a “three-peat”. Jordan abruptly retired from basketball at the beginning of the 1993–94 NBA season to pursue a career in baseball, he rejoined the Bulls in 1995 and led them to three additional championships (1996, 1997, and 1998) as well as an NBA-record 72 regular-season wins in the 1995–96 NBA season. Michael was also the 1987 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion as well as 1988 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion for his infamous Free Throw Foul Line Slam Dunk. Jordan retired for a second time in 1999, but returned for two more NBA seasons from 2001 to 2003 as a member of the Washington Wizards. Jordan’s individual accolades and accomplishments include five MVP awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Game appearances, three All-Star Game MVP awards, ten scoring titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. He holds the NBA records for highest career regular season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and highest career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game). In 1999, he was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN, and was second to Babe Ruth on the Associated Press’s list of athletes of the century. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.