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Michael Jordan at 50

A TRAIL OF GREATNESS 'HIS AIRNESS' MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRATED HIS 50th BIRTHDAY LAST SUNDAY. HERE GULF NEWS LOOKS BACK AT HIS INCREDIBLE CAREER AND THE LEGACY LEFT BY THE NBA SUPERSTAR, WHO IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE GREATEST BASKETBALL PLAYER OF ALL TIME. SEASONS *02-'03 *01-'02 '97-'98 '96-'97 '95-'96 '94-'95 '92-'93 '91-'92 '90-'91 '89-'90 '88-'89 '87-'88 '86-'87 '85-'86 '84-'85 CHICAGO BULLSA CHICAGO BULLS. CHICAGO ABULLSA CHICAGO BULLS. CHICAGO BULLSA CHICAGO ABULLSA CHICAGO BULLSA CHICAGO BULLS CHICAGO ABULLS CHICAGO BULLSA CHICAGO ABULLSA CHICAGO BULLS CHICAGO BULLSA TEAMS E WIZARDS WIZARDS HOUSTON, TEXAS *POINTS 2-point fieldgoals 13-point fieldgoals I Free throw points 3,041 M ichael Jordan turned 50 last 3000 2,868 2,753 2,580 2,633 giving this year's All- Stars a chance week, 2,491 2,541 ORD 2500 2,357 2,431 2,404 833 593 723 2,313 476 571 674 480 548 36 491 to reflect on his illustrious career and how much he still means to the In a weekend filled with the NBA's greatest players, Jordan was the topic no- body could stop talking about. Though he hasn't 2000 565 276 243 81 87 81 630 1,640 333 333 sport. 27 1500 266 48 1,375 263 30 1000 1,702 1,618 1,610 1,822 1,832 1,922 1,884 1,878 2,124 2,172 1,656 500 1,326 1,082 457 played since the 2002- 03 season, 0Svence still perme- influence 408 105 9 Jordan's 109 48 300 294 ates the league and its players. "Every kid that wanted to play basketball, could play, that couldn't play, you to emulate *REBOUNDS & ASSISTS 1 Offensive rebounds I Defensive rebounds I Assists that 652 650 600 565 519 543 511 489 534 481 522 497 492 453 485 449 475 482 430 377 428 tried Michael dan," Heat star Dwyane Wade said. why there will never be another one of him. He's the first of his kind. Everything he did was groundbreaking. even today 400 Jor- 311 339 310 352 352 283 200 "That's 117 90 64 53 people are still trying to be like Mike " Los Angeles Lakers cen- tre Dwight Howard is so im- pressed with Jordan that he said he's of Superman. “He's amaz- ing," Howard said. "He's one of the reasons why we played basketball. " *STEALS & BLOCKS Steals | Blocks 259 221 223 227 234 236 200 196 180 182 *Regular season totals 141 140 123 131 125 like a real version 100 85 75 83 65 69 54 39 45 44 42 37 26 30 Sources: espn.com, basketball-reference.com Images: Getty Images, NBA Research & Information Design: Dwynn Ronald V. Trazo/CGulf News AP *02-'03 *01-'02 '97-'98 *96-'97 '95-'96 '94-'95 '92-93 '91-'92 *90-91 '89-'90 '88-'89 '87-'88 '86-'87 '85-'86 '84-'85 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS MVP All-Star MICHAEL JORDAN All-Star NBA Champion NBA Champion NBA Champion NBA Champion All-Star NBA Champion Finals MVP All-Star NBA Champion All-Star All-Star All-Star MVP All-Star All-Star 1.98m; Shooting Guard 6х 5x Finals MVP Finals MVP Finals MVP Finals MVP Finals MVP All-NBA First Team All-NBA First Team All-NBA First Team All-NBA First Team Rookie of the Year Career averages 30.1 points 6.2 rebounds 5.3 assists NBA MVP MVP All-Star MVP All-Star MVP MVP Scoring Champion Scoring Champion Scoring Champion Scoring Champion Slam Dunk Champion All-Rookie First Team Champion All-Star All-NBA First Team All-Star All-NBA First Team All-Star All-Star Steals Champion All-Defensive First Team All-Defensive First Team Steals Champion All-Defensive First Team All-NBA Second Team All-Star MVP Scoring Champion All-Star MVP Scoring Champion All-NBA First Team Steals Champion All-Defensive First Team All-NBA First Team All-NBA First Team All-NBA First Team All-Defensive First Team Scoring Champion All-Defensive First Team Scoring Champion All-Defensive First Team Slam Dunk 32,292 6,672 5,633 Scoring Champion Scoring Champion Champion All-Defensive First Team All-Defensive Total points Total rebounds Total assists Defensive Player of Year First Team gulfnews.com | Sunday, February 24, 201 C10 SPORT FINAL

Michael Jordan at 50

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This is my tribute to His Airness on his 50th. His stats and highlights in his NBA career.

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