“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” — Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan, widely considered to be the greatest basketball player of all time, is celebrating his 56th birthday today. Jordan quickly found success after being drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984, winning a gold medal in that year’s Olympic Games (he would snag another gold medal in 1992). Jordan was a standout player with unmatched athleticism and grace on the court, earning himself six NBA championships and becoming a five-time MVP before retiring in 2003. “Air Jordan” transcended the sport of basketball and became an international superstar, including an enormous athletic brand that remains popular today.