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Name:Michael Jordan
Hometown:Wilmington, NC
High School:Laney
Born:February 17, 1963 (56)
Height/Weight:6-6, 195
Position:G/F
Notes:UNC 1982 NCAA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, 6x NBA Champion, Basketball Hall of Fame, G.O.A.T., 1981 McDonald's All-American
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Remembering when Michael Jordan hit the title-winning shot for UNC in 1982
North Carolina trailed 62-61 in the 1982 NCAA National Championship Game with 32 seconds remaining, and the final shot was only going to one person:...

Michael Jordan’s baseball foray: The inside story, 25 years later
Michael Jordan, who had turned 31 in February 1994, entered White Sox spring training with fanfare befitting a royal family member, despite not having played...

LeBron James delivers emotional slam dunk about Michael Jordan: 'I wanted to be like MJ'
LeBron James was 15 and playing summer basketball in Chicago when he first met Michael Jordan and recalled that he thought it was “like meeting...

The Path That Led UNC's Kenny Williams to a Unique College Experience
Kenny Williams grew up a huge Tar Heel fan, a team that featured players who went on to be NBA greats, like Michael Jordan, James...

Michael Jordan scholarship sends student to Winston-Salem State tuition-free
After applying for 35 scholarships, Javondre Cole didn’t expect it would be a shoe box that would change his life. Last summer in a gymnasium...

Coby White passes Michael Jordan on Tar Heels freshman scoring list
North Carolina freshman point guard Coby White surpassed legendary Tar Heels star Michael Jordan on UNC's all-time freshman scoring list Tuesday. With a first-half bucket...

When Michael Jordan ruled Sarasota
To this day, Michael Jordan remains the biggest sports/entertainment/media figure this area has ever hosted. On the Mount Rushmore of 20th century athletes, Jordan and...

'Holy grail' Michael Jordan card sells for $350,100, setting an eBay record
A winning bid of $350,100 secured a rare Michael Jordan basketball card Wednesday on eBay after a flurry of bids raised the price by nearly...

Buzz Peterson Enjoying Job in the NBA
Basketball is a way of life for former UNCW basketball coach Buzz Peterson. Peterson was let go in 2014 after four seasons as the Seahawks...

Michael Jordan visits a North Carolina sneaker store that has a community-based mission
There was an inkling that he’d come, but no one knew for sure. We’re talking, after all, about the greatest basketball player of all time...


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