Here's a look at Michael Jordan, considered by many to be the best player in basketball history.
Personal: Birth name: Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Birth date: February 17, 1963
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York
Father: James Jordan, business owner
Mother: Deloris (Peoples) Jordan
Marriages: Yvette Prieto (April 27, 2013-present); Juanita (Vanoy) Jordan (September 2, 1989-December 29, 2006, divorce)
Children: with Juanita (Vanoy) Jordan: Jasmine, 1992; Marcus, December 24, 1990; Jeffrey, November 18, 1988
Education: University of North Carolina, B.A., Cultural Geography, 1986
Other Facts: Position: shooting guard.
Led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998).
Five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and six-time NBA Finals MVP.
Has enjoyed lucrative endorsement deals with Nike, Hanes, Gatorade, and others.
Played in 1,072 NBA games, scored 32,292 points, and had 5,633 assists and 6,672 rebounds.
Timeline: 1982-1984 - Plays for the University of North Carolina. They win the NCAA championship in 1982.
1984 - Member of the U.S. Olympic basketball team that wins the gold medal in Los Angeles.
1984 - Is drafted by the Chicago Bulls, the third overall pick.
1992 - Member of the "Dream Team," helps the U.S. men's team win the gold in the Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
1993 - Becomes the first player to be named NBA Finals MVP three years in a row.
August 3, 1993 - The body of Jordan's father James is found in South Carolina. Two young men are later convicted of his murder.
October 6, 1993 - Announces his retirement from the NBA.
February 7, 1994 - Signs a free agent minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox and is assigned to their AA affiliate Birmingham Barons.
March 2, 1995 - Leaves the White Sox.
March 18, 1995 - Announces he is rejoining the Chicago Bulls and will wear number 45. His previous number, 23, had already been retired.
1996 - Is named NBA Finals MVP, regular season MVP, and All-Star Game MVP.