Who are your favorite basketball players?

Basketball - Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. Widely considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time, he became one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was instrumental in popularizing the NBA (National Basketball Association) around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.

After a standout career at the University of North Carolina, Jordan joined the NBA's Chicago Bulls in 1984. He quickly emerged as one of the stars of the league, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring. His leaping ability, illustrated by performing slam dunks from the foul line at Slam Dunk Contests, earned him the nicknames "Air Jordan" and "His Airness." He also gained a reputation as one of the best defensive players in basketball. After witnessing Jordan’s record-setting 63 points in a playoff game, Tex Winter affirmed “I can’t remember seeing one player take control of the offense like that”,[1] remarkable words coming from a man who had coached former legends such as internationally-renowned Juan Pachín Vicens.[2] In 1991, he won his first NBA championship with the Bulls, and followed that with titles in 1992 and 1993, securing a "three-peat". Though Jordan abruptly left the NBA in October 1993 to pursue a career in baseball, he rejoined the Bulls in 1995 and led them to three additional championships (1996, 1997, and 1998). His 1995–96 Bulls team won an NBA-record 72 regular-season games. Jordan retired for a second time in 1999, but he returned for two more NBA seasons as a member of the Washington Wizards from 2001 to 2003.

Jordan's individual accolades and accomplishments include five NBA MVP (Most Valuable Player) awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Game appearances and three All-Star MVPs, ten scoring titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. He holds the NBA record for highest career regular season scoring average with 30.1 points per game, as well as averaging a record 33.4 points per game in the playoffs. In 1999, he was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN, and was second to Babe Ruth on the Associated Press's list of athletes of the century.

Jordan is also noted for his product endorsements. He fueled the success of Nike's Air Jordan sneakers, which were introduced in 1985 and remain popular today. Jordan also starred in the 1996 feature film Space Jam. He is currently a part-owner and Managing Member of Basketball Operations of the Charlotte Bobcats, which reside in his home state of North Carolina.
Philippines
October 7, 2007 7:41pm CST
I new that like me, many of you also love basketball. Even if I am a girl i love playing basketball.. In our school in the Philippines..we have the basketball for girls in our Intramurals.... I don't Know much about Basketball Stars...but I the one i really want was the player in our school wewehwhewhehw
6 responses
@lyfhot61 (55)
• China
24 Nov 07
I like Kevin Garnett,Kobe Bryant,Allen Iverson very much
• China
20 Oct 07
there's no doubt that jordan is the greatest basketball player.but kobe is the best player now.he is our favorite basketball player,do you agree?
• Philippines
19 Oct 07
hi my new friend you know i'm so happy that you like basketball too eventhough your a girl.My favorite player is Kevin Garnett he's really cool i even grab he's picture in my friendster account beside Kevin i have other NBA players that i like more like Michael Jordan,Shaquil O'Neil and of course our very own PBA players I'm Alaska and Ginebra fan and the new one is the Purefoods team go go go
• United States
17 Oct 07
My favorite basketball player used to be Jordan, if you are talking about recent players, I will say AI (Allen Iverson), with his height, he is definitely the best player in the league. Jordan is incredible, he deserve the nickname as "The king of basketball" A lot of poeple love Lebron James now, and calling him "king" and compare him with Jordan, I don't think he deserve the name, yet. He needs to play better.
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
i also like playing basketball.. i play basketball in school during intrumural games.. although my real sport is lawn tennis.. i enjoy watching last UAAP season 70.. DLSU is the home of the champions.. although i am not a lasalista but i admire them a lot.. for me cholo villanueva and jyee casio is the great..
• Philippines
8 Oct 07
Vin07tin, welcome to mylot! Michael Jordan tops my list. I also like Magic Johnson, Dr. J and Larry Bird. For the current rosters, I like Kobe Bryant and James Lebron. Locally, Philip Cezar and Samboy Lim are my favorite basketball players. For the current rosters, I admire Danny Siegle and Willie Miller.