Jordan turns 50, gets congrats from ex-NBA stars, teammates


michael-jordan-50Michael Jordan has turned 50 years old a few days ago – arguably the greatest basketball player ever is going further away from the point of when he would still be able to step on the basketball court.

Despite this, Jordan had a lot of familiar faces in the NBA conratulating him, including other former nba stars, such as his teammates Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman.

“Michael Jordan, happy birthday my friend and teammate. You’re the greatest  basketball player of all time. Love you bro!,” Rodman wrote on his Twitter.

In recognition of Jordan’s 50th birthday Sunday, the American Association of Retired Persons released a photo of its present to him: His first AARP card.

Every 50-year-old is eligible to join AARP, and Jordan finally reached that magic number.

Other ex-NBA stars who congratulated Jordan online were LA Lakers legend Magic Johnson and Jordan’s former Bulls teammate Steve Kerr, who thanked Michael for “the three rings”.

Jordan played in total 1072 NBA games (1039 started), averaging 30.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg in 38.3 minutes per contest.

He was a 14-time NBA All-Star, and 6-times the NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls.

He led the NBA in scoring in 10 seasons (NBA record) and tied Wilt Chamberlain’s record of seven consecutive scoring titles.

He was also a fixture on the NBA All-Defensive First Team, making the roster nine times (NBA record shared with Gary Payton).

Jordan also holds the top career regular season and playoff scoring averages of 30.1 and 33.4 points per game. Many of Jordan’s contemporaries label Jordan as the greatest basketball player of all time.

In his final season with the Washington Wizards, Jordan averaged 20.0 points per game in 37.0 minutes in 2002-2003.

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