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Once again, he was selected as the MVP of the NBA Finals each time.On January 13, 1999, with seemingly nothing more to prove or accomplish, Michael Jordan retired for a second time.

Other commercials, such as those starring him alongside movie producer Spike Lee, were also very successful.

He even starred in the Disney film “Space Jam.” Despite his success both on the court and off, Jordan and the Chicago Bulls failed to make the NBA Finals until 1991, when they finally defeated the rival Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Just three months later, he announced his (first) retirement from basketball. In 1994, Michael pursued his dream of playing baseball.

He played for the Birmingham Barons, a minor league affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

Although his skills were noticeably diminished, he averaged 22.9 points per game.

In 2002–2003, Jordan averaged 20 points per game and participated in his 13th all-star game.After his junior year, Jordan decided to leave North Carolina to enter the NBA draft.In the draft, the Chicago Bulls picked Jordan third overall.That year, 1982, he was named a Mc Donald’s High School All-American and received a scholarship to play basketball at the University of North Carolina.Michael quickly became a star under the tutelage of North Carolina head basketball coach Dean Smith.Nike’s Air Jordan shoe line became one of the most popular of all time.One Gatorade commercial that featured Jordan and the song “If I Could be Like Mike,” is one of the most recognizable commercials involving a professional athlete in TV history.Intimidating and extremely competitive, he had a knack for hitting game-winning shots and playing tenacious defense.He established marketing deals with some of the world’s largest companies such as Nike, Haines, Gatorade, Mc Donald’s, Wheaties, and MCI.The halftime show was a dedication to Jordan’s career, and Mariah Carey even sang a musical tribute to him.On February 21, 2003, he became the first 40-year-old player to score 40 points in a game.

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