- Description (Brief)
- Basketball jersey, worn by Hall-of-Fame shooting guard Michael Jordan (b. 1963) during the 1996-97 season. That year the Bulls repeated as NBA champions, defeating the Utah Jazz in the finals 4 games to 2.
- After playing 3 years at the University of North Carolina, the 6"6 Jordan was picked 3rd by Chicago in the 1984 NBA draft. Jordan played for Chicago from 1984-1993, and after a brief retirement, from 1995-1998. With the Bulls, Jordan established himself as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, as well as an American sporting legend.
- On his way to leading the Bulls to six NBA championships, Jordan won 5 NBA MVP awards, was named to 14 All-Star teams, was a 10 time NBA scoring champion, and a 6 time NBA finals MVP. He was also a member of USA Basketball's famous 1992 "Dream Team" that took gold at the Barcelona Olympics.
- With his success, Jordan became one most marketable celebrities on the planet, serving an international spokesman for a number of major corporations. One of his most notable contibutions was with NIke, with whom he introduced the iconic "Air Jordan" shoe in 1985..
- After his tenure with the Bulls, Jordan played three seasons for the NBA's Washington Wizards. In 2010 he became principal owner of Charlotte's NBA franchise.
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Jordan, Michael Jeffrey
- Chicago Bulls
- Champion Products Inc.
- date made
- ca 1996
- Credit Line
- Chicago Bulls
- Physical Description
- fabric, nylon (overall material)
- overall: 89.4 cm x 56.3 cm; 35 3/16 in x 22 3/16 in
- overall, mounted: 33 in x 12 1/2 in x 10 in; 83.82 cm x 31.75 cm x 25.4 cm
- Object Name
- jersey, basketball
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