Michael Jordan is an athlete, entrepreneur, chairman, and former professional basketball player. He is the one of the most substantively marketed sportsman and he is considered to be the greatest basketball player of all time. We can’t imagine Chicago Bulls or NBA without champion Air Jordan. Let’s meet the legend and his big family.
Date of Birth: February 17, 1963
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Michael spent his childhood in Wilmington, North Carolina. His big family consists of parents two older brothers, one older sister, and younger sister. He was playing football and basketball since early years. At the beginning of basketball career, he had some difficulties because of low growth but it motivated Jordan to work harder, as a result, next year he grew 4 inches. He was enrolled in various college basketball programs, and got basketball grand to North Carolina, where he specialized in cultural geography.
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Being a celebrity’s relative sounds very attractive, you are on the way of success, many opportunities behind you, but, from another hand you are a prisoner of a situation, society has high expectations of your personality, you must fit the perfect image – sometimes it is inconvenient and often painful. Go on reading to find out how many skeletons in Jordan’s closet?
James Raymond Jordan Sr. (father)
Date of birth: July 31, 1936
Date of death: July 23, 1993 (age 56)
Zodiac sign: Leo
He worked as a supervisor at General Electric. Father taught little Michael playing baseball and dreamed about baseball career for his son. Moreover, James Jordan was a big basketball fan, as well. Unfortunately, his father was dramatically killed: driving home, he stopped on the road to rest and became the victim of an accidental act of violence by 2 men, who arranged to commit armed robbery.
They had scheduled to rob the car’s owner, tie him up and forsake along the way, but when Jordan’s father woke up, the criminal shot him in the chest. Just as, they discovered who their sacrifice was, 2 criminals placed the body in a bog over the South Carolina border, where it was found 2 weeks after by a fisherman. His murder was sentenced to life, but it turned out that, this year he may be released. After father death some awful story appeared, his daughter charged him in abusing.
Deloris Peoples Jordan (mother)
Year of birth: 1941
She worked at bank, now she writes books for children, about dreams and success. Her books are motivating and inspiring. Also, she is a famed speaker, she does work in the James Jordan Boys and Girls Club and Family Life Centre in Chicago. According to Michael his mother always motivates and inspires him.
She does a lot of social work; delivered educational programs for children and their parents, dominated by Jordan Foundation. According to Deloris all things are changing but only education is yours, she stresses the importance of studying. As well, she is director and founder of Kenya Women and Children Wellness Center, witch provides help for families who suffered from repeatedly violence.
Larry Jordan (the oldest brother from same parents)
He is a team head of player personnel by the Charlotte Bobcats. In the past, during their junior and senior years, Larry and Michael were teammates, he also played professional basketball. Larry had the same athletic complexion, just the feet shorter than bro.
James R. Jordan Jr. (older brother from same parents)
He served 31 years in Army, was with missions in Korea and Iraq. Nowadays, he is retired Command Sergeant Major and works as Executive Vice President of Operations for Hornets Sports & Entertainment. He is married to Blanca Jordan and has 3 kids.
Deloris E. Jordan (older sister from same parents)
She is divorced mother of 3 and owner of publishing agency. She wrote a book: ‘In my family’s shadows’ where a horror truth appeared. Deloris was abused by father since 8 till 16, and insulted mentally and physically by mother. She lived with shame and pain, had 3 tries of suicide. Deloris was keeping this secret for Michael’s good image. Nowadays she lives disengaged from her family, with kids and God in Pennsylvania.
Roslyn Jordan (younger sister) from same parents
She is a writer, did some books in cooperation with her mother, also she works in Jordan Institute of Families.