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How Michael Jordan became the face of Nike
Without Sonny Vaccaro, Michael Jordan would still be Michael Jordan, but would he be Michael Jordan, father of Nike’s Air Jordan brand and billionaire? Probably...

Michael Jordan Silenced Kendall Gill By Dunking on Alonzo Mourning (Video)
It was never a good idea to talk trash to Michael Jordan during his playing days. Kendall Gill shared a fun story Thursday from the...

NBA journey has had many flights for Vince Carter
At 38, Vince Carter has never been less influential statistically or athletically. And at the same time, in his 17 NBA seasons, he has never...

Top NCAA football-basketball coaching combos
5. Dean Smith and Mack Brown; School: North Carolina; Overlap: 1988-97; Smith coached Michael Jordan on the court and fought for racial equality off of...

ESPN.com Top 20 Athletes 1995-2015
ESPN.com celebrates its 20th anniversary this week. We'll be highlighting some of the top teams, athletes and moments that characterized greatness in sports from 1995...

Basketball (after golf) with His Airness, Tom Brady...and Keegan Bradley?
What happens when Michael Jordan, Tom Brady and PGA Champion Keegan Bradley end up in the Bahamas together? They play a little pickup hoops –...

Coach Dean Smith's last supper
A number of the men who received these checks are wealthy and famous -- Michael Jordan, who played for Smith in the early '80s, presumably...

Proof Michael Jordan has talked trash to everyone, including 'Space Jam' extras
It might come as a surprise to you, but the psyche of the greatest basketball player to ever set foot on a court is slightly...

The Story Behind The Time Michael Jordan Hit His Head Against The Backboard During A Game
The play was called a goaltend, and Johnny Dawkins got two points. But that’s not important. What is important is that Michael Jordan hit his...

A young Michael Jordan wanted Adidas for his shoe deal. Adidas passed.
To this day, the Trail Blazers are haunted by their decision not to draft Michael Jordan with the No. 2 overall pick in the 1984...

Top 10 ACC Games in NCAA Tourney History
3.) 1982 Championship Game (North Carolina 63, Georgetown 62) The 1982 National Championship game between UNC and Georgetown provided a snippet of what basketball fans...

Video: Michael Jordan reflects on Dean Smith in new Showtime doc
Showtime Sports will debut a new documentary about former North Carolina coach Dean Smith on Wednesday night, at 9 p.m. ET. The doc is set...

After surviving out-of-state start, UNC makes rare NCAA trip to California
During the final media timeout last week, with North Carolina clinging to a small lead in the closing minutes of a 67-65 win against 13th-seeded...

'I'm Back!': Untold Tales of Michael Jordan's 1st Return to the NBA 20 Years Ago
For all of the reasons Michael Jordan is the most celebrated athlete ever in basketball and branding, here's another one: He himself wrote arguably the...

Jordan's 'I'm back' fax, 20 years later
When Michael Jordan announced his return to basketball 20 years ago today, he did so in a manner that was very much 20 years ago...

March 18, 1995: Michael Jordan Ends 17-Month Retirement To Rejoin Chicago Bulls
March 18, 1995: Michael Jordan announces he's coming back to basketball after taking 17 months off. Jordan shocked the sports world when he retired in...

March Madness: Four Slam-Dunk College Towns
Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Tar Heels count Michael Jordan as an alum. Top of the Hill Restaurant, Brewery, and Distillery...

Michael Jordan's '84 shoes to auction
A pair of Nike basketball shoes, believed to be the earliest NBA game-worn Michael Jordan sneakers to ever hit the market, will be auctioned off...

Michael Jordan: The Everywhere Man
Former Chicago Bulls superstar Michael Jordan was named to the Forbes' billionaire list this week. In honor of the announcement, SI.com republished Jack McCallum's 1991...

Michael Jordan's estimated worth: $1 billion
Michael Jordan can be found near the top of seemingly every list that mentions his name. He's not close to the top of a new...

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