Bulls remember a very special day in history
Today, Michael Jordan is known as perhaps the greatest basketball player of all time and the most important part of Chicago Bulls history.
But there was a time when he was just a young man hoping to fulfill his dreams of NBA greatness.
38 YEARS AGO TODAY
The Chicago Bulls signed Michael Jordan to a 7-year contract (5 guaranteed) worth just over $6 million ($1 million signing bonus). pic.twitter.com/Hk6voeRJJi
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) September 12, 2022
On September 12, 1984, Jordan signed a seven-year contract with the Bulls, worth over $6 million with a signing bonus of $1 million.
While the Bulls were excited for Jordan and saw a lot of potential in the kid, no one knew he would become the historic icon he is today.
38 years have passed since Jordan’s initial signing with the Bulls and yet he’s still the gold standard of NBA greatness.
The dawn of his airness
30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game sum up Jordan’s career average.
But there is much, much more for Jordan: 14 All-Star selections, 10 scoring championships, 6 Finals wins, 5 MVP trophies, 6 Finals MVP awards and a place in the Hall of Fame.
Jordan changed the Bulls and he also changed the game in general.
He became a household name synonymous with excellence and is now considered one of the greatest athletes of all time.
And don’t forget that his line of Nike shoes is the most famous athletic shoe in history.
If you speak with a current NBA superstar, they’ll all talk at length about Jordan’s importance and influence.
There really is no one else like him – and he probably never will be.
Jordan hasn’t played an NBA basketball game since 2003, when he retired after a few seasons with the Washington Wizards.
During that time, a lot has changed in the NBA – but Jordan’s importance remains intact.