By Mirembe Martina
Basketball legend, Micheal Jordan on Sunday 17th marked 50 years of age and on Friday in Houston, held a private party to mark another achievement.
AARP gave special shout-outs to the 50-year-old and put himon the cover of the February edition of AARP Magazine. On Twitter, they wrote, “Our gift to Michael Jordan at tonight’s #NBAAllStar: bit.ly/12X5AX1 #BeLikeMike – get your own: bit.ly/12X5AWZ #MJ50″
Talking about MJ, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade said, “Every kid that wanted to play basketball, that could play, that couldn’t play, you tried to emulate Michael Jordan. That’s why there will never be another one of him. He was the first of his kind.” Despite not playing for a decade now since his 2002-2003 game, Jordan still managed to steal the spotlight over the weekend taking the NBA All Star Weekend title.
Jordan won six titles and five Most Valuable Player awards during a career spent mostly with the Chicago Bulls that began in 1984. Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York but his family moved to Wilmington in North Carolina. On 26 October 1984, Jordan made his debut with the Bulls scoring 16 points in a 109-93 win against the Washington Bullets.
He is famously known for ‘Air Jordan’ move which saw him launch the biggest deal in sneakers. His brand of Air Jordan shoes has seen him remain in the limelight despite going off the court way back in 2003.
At 50, Micheal Jordan has three children, two boys and one girl, : Marcus Jordan, Jasmine Jordan and Jeffrey Michael Jordan.