Michael Jordan Turns 60: Here Are 5 Fun Facts +2 Bonus

As the NBA All-Star heads into his 60th birthday and in his career he’s been labeled as a legend. Born Michael Jeffrey Jordan on February 17, 1963. He was born in New York but grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina where we all know he played for the University Of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Check out these fun facts about the Jumpman:

1. The movie ’Space Jam’ came from a Super Bowl commercial with Jordan and Bugs Bunny.

2. He was the first billionaire athlete.

3. Jordan has won a record 10 scoring titles.

4. He is the only player to win the scoring title and defensive player of the year in the same season.

5. Basketball wasn’t his first choice in sports. It was baseball.

BONUS: Just bringing in a celebration of his 60th birthday Jordan donated a historic $10M to Make-A-Wish Foundation

BONUS: He earned the nickname “Air Jordan” because of his extraordinary leaping ability and acrobatic maneuvers.