Birth Name: Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 17, 1963
Michael Jordan is an American professional basketball player, as well as actor and businessperson. Considered one of the greatest basketball players ever, Michael became a sporting hero. He played basketball with the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards of the NBA, and starred in the film Space Jam. He is also known as MJ, “Air Jordan,” and “His Airness.” He also played minor league baseball with the Birmingham Barons and the Scottsdale Scorpions.
Michael is the son of Deloris (Peoples) and James Raymond Jordan. His parents are/were both African-American. Michael is married to Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto. He has three children with his former wife Juanita Vanoy; and two children with Yvette.
A commercial featuring Michael with his mother can be seen here.
Michael’s paternal grandfather was William M. Edward Jordan (the son of Dawson/Dorcy Jordan). William was born in North Carolina. Dawson was the son of Richard “Dick” Jordan and Charlotte Hand.
Michael’s paternal grandmother was Rosa/Rose Belle Hand (the daughter of James Chester Hands and Ada Herring). Rosa was born in North Carolina.
Michael’s maternal grandfather was Edward Peoples (the son of Joseph/Joe A. Peoples and Mary McClammy/McClany/McClancey). Edward was born in North Carolina. Joseph was the son of Simon Parker and Jane Peoples. Mary was the daughter of Jesse/Jessie McClammy/McClany/McClancey and Keziah.
Michael’s maternal grandmother was Inez Weeks (the daughter of Calvin Weeks and Mollie Williams). Inez was born in North Carolina. Calvin was the son of Abram Dordon and Ann Weeks. Mollie was the daughter of Moses Williams and Tama or Denola.
Sources: Genealogy of Michael Jordan (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.politicalfamilytree.com
Marriage record of Michael’s parents – https://familysearch.org
Obituary and genealogy of Michael’s father – http://www.findagrave.com
Michael’s maternal grandparents, Edward Peoples and Inez Weeks, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Michael’s maternal grandfather, Edward Peoples – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Michael’s maternal great-grandparents, Joseph/Joe A. Peoples and Mary McClammy/McClany/McClancey – https://familysearch.org
Michael’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph/Joe A. Peoples, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Michael’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Jesse/Jessie McClammy/McClany/McClancey and Keziah, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Michael’s maternal grandmother, Inez Weeks, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Inez (Weeks) Peoples – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Michael’s maternal great-grandparents, Calvin Weeks and Mollie Williams – https://familysearch.org
Michael’s maternal great-grandmother, Mollie Williams, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
https://dailynewsintime.net/index.php/2023/03/27/michael-jordan-says-hed-like-to-slap-some-sense-into-colin-kaepernick/ Jordan = GOAT
Well, according to these stats, Jabbar has been better. But Jordan was from another era. Marketing had a big role, making him and Chicago Bulls a global icon. I just remember now I even had a Bulls outdoor kit licensed by Champion in mid 90s.
Michael Jordan’s profile “Considered the greatest basketball player ever”
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s profile “He is widely considered ONE of the greatest basketball players of all time.”
THE JACKSON9/BEARBOY FACTS http://exnba.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/kareem-vs-jordan.jpg
This a bit off-topic, but do you remember Michael Johnson, the sprinter? He was a legend in the 90s. He should have a profile here. I am also kinda surprised I have never seen Carl Lewis in featured profiles here.
Sorry don’t know too many sprinters but I will look into Michael Johnson. I love Michael Jordan but my point is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was very underrated in the GOAT (greatest of all time) discussion.. btw Jabbar’s and Jordan’s careers were from semi-similar era’s. five years in the same league. Andrew, what is your favorite sport, just curious?
don’t forget about (Wilt Chamberlain ), even embarrass Kareem once
My sport has alwais been football/soccer. I was a footballer in my childhood/teenage. Then I practised tennis and ski too. As a fan, in my teenage I use to watch volleyball and basketball, but since 2007 I discovered Rugby Union (or simply Rugby). So rugby and soccer are the only sports I watch atm.
I was a Inter Milan fan.
I’ve never really been a basketball fan, but for a brief time I had a MJ poster in my room. I also bought a Chicago Bulls VHS and watched Space Jam movie in an outdoor cinema.