Michael Jordan has inspired millions of people to play basketball, and this includes all of this generation’s best stars. In the discussion of the greatest of all time, he is the first name thrown into the ring and he is always the one that the latest greats are compared to. Those who were fortunate enough to follow him during his career will have vivid memories and remember his phenomenal ability, as well as his fierce competitiveness. Away from the hardwood, MJ is a businessman and brand, and there are dozens of strings to his bow which make him a fascinating individual.
10. For a Game in 1990 He Wore #12
In all of sports, Jordan’s #23 has become so iconic that you see athletes choosing that number, despite playing a completely different sport. The number is synonymous with “His Airness,” but it is not the only number he wore during his career. It is common knowledge that he temporarily wore #45 after returning from playing baseball (this was due to his #23 being retired). These are not the only numbers he wore in his pro career, however, as in one game in 1990 he was forced to wear a nameless #12 jersey. This was on a road game against the Orlando Magic, and prior to the game someone had managed to get into the locker room and steal his #23 jersey. As it turns out, Jordan plays better when he is mad as he dropped 49 points that game, but the Magic would emerge victorious.