North Carolina's Michael Jordan: Basketball Hero? Gold Medalist, Philanthropist

January 2007
North Carolina African American History & Culture;2007, p134
The article profiles basketball player Michael Jordan. In the fall of 1981, Michael Jordan earned a basketball scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before being picked by an NBA team, he became part of the country's Olympic basketball team in the 1984 Summer Olympics. He was named 1985 NBA Rookie of the year and won six championship titles with the Chicago Bulls. He temporarily retired from the sport in 1993 to pursue his interests in baseball.


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