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Michael Jordan

Chronology

1963 Born in Brooklyn, NY
1970 Moves with his family to Wilmington, North Carolina
1979 Is cut from his high school varsity basketball team
1982 Scores game-winning basket in NCAA championship game for the University of North Carolina
1984 Plays on gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic basketball team in Los Angeles
1984 Signs as a player with the Chicago Bulls
1984 Plays on the gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic basketball team
1985 Named NBA Rookie of the Year
1987 Breaks Bulls record by scoring 58 points in a single game
1987 Breaks the record again by scoring 61 points in one game
1987 Breaks NBA record by scoring 23 points in a row
1990 Scores his career best of 69 points in a single game
1991 Scores his career best of 19 rebounds in one game
1992 Plays on gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic basketball team in Barcelona
1993 Father James Jordan murdered
1993 Announces retirement from playing basketball, briefly plays baseball
1995 Returns to playing basketball
1996 Named one of the top 50 basketball players of time
1997 Called by People one of the Most Intriguing People of the Century
1998 Publishes autobiography, For the Love of the Game
1999 Named the 20th century's greatest athlete by ESPN
1999 Retires again
2000 Becomes part owner and director of basketball operations for the Washington Wizards
2001 Comes out of retirement to play for the Washington Wizards
2002 Again announces retirement

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