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Jordan the man
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Michael Jordan
Jordan used to slam dunk from the free throw line

21. MJ was born on 17 February, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York.

22. His grandfather was a tobacco sharecropper in North Carolina.

23. MJ is married to Juanita, and has three children Jeffrey, Marques and Jasmine.

24. He is 6ft 6in and wears size 13 "Air Jordan" trainers.

25. Jordan's body fat was once measured at 4%, compared to the average athlete who has 7-8% fat.

26. He started wearing the number 23 shirt at high school because his brother had his first-choice number 45.

27. But he did eventually pull on the 45 jersey for 22 games during his first NBA comeback.

28. Ex-convict Daniel Green was convicted of murdering MJ's father, James R Jordan in 1993.

29. Jordan once listed Laker legend Jerry West as the person he would most like to play one-on-one basketball against.

30. He has an estimated personal fortune of US$400m (280m).




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Jordan recently scored a season high 45 points in one game for the Washington Wizards against the New Orleans Hornest



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