Are you a member of the Church of Jordan? Jordanism is a growing religion that was established in Chicago in the mid-1980s. Or deity, Michael Jordan, has shown us the path to enlightenment. Our core message is expressing love, passion, salvation, and hope. Of course, we also enjoy the game of basketball. Each year we grow stronger and stronger as our dear savior becomes more powerful. As a follower, you will be shown kindness, love, and a detailed debating tactic to stomp out any discussion about LeBron James being better than our Lord.
We don’t congregate on Sundays but during the offseason and when professional basketball games aren’t being played. Other institutions of worship have their house of God in a room with four walls, our temple is every basketball court in the world. So do you have a passion for Jordan? If so, join us at the Church of Jordan anytime your heart desires.
We kid about a religion based on Michael Jordan but stranger things in life have happened. This quiz is all about the greatest basketball ever. If you think you know all about Jordan then this is the perfect quiz to prove you're right. Good luck and enjoy.
What College Did He Play For?
Although Michael Jordan didn’t make his high school varsity basketball team his sophomore year because of his height, he was determined to prove to everyone he belonged on the team. After a successful junior varsity stint, he would grow four inches over the summer and became a can’t miss prospect his junior year. By the end of his senior year, he was a member of the McDonald’s All-American Team and averaged a triple-double. Countless colleges wanted to recruit him but do you remember which university he decided on?
Who Did He Beat To Win A National Title?
Ranked number one in the eastern bracket, North Carolina would be a dominant force in the NCAA tournament. It shouldn’t come as a surprise when your team consists of Jordan, legend James Worthy, and first-team All-American Sam Perkins. Coached by Dean Smith, the Tar Heels would beat James Madison, Alabama, and Villanova to reach the final four. Sixth seed Houston had a chance to pull off the upset but would lose to Jordan and company 68-63. The National Championship would come down to the wire with North Carolina winning 63-62 but do you remember the team they beat?
What Year Did He Get Drafted?
Michael Jordan was a top prospect heading into the NBA Draft. He would be a two-time first-team All-American, ACC Player of the Year, and National College Player of the Year. It was the right timing for Jordan to enter the draft as the top prospects were littered with big men such as Akeem Olajuwon, Sam Bowie, and Charles Barkley. The guard position being low on talent gave Jordan the opportunity to gain a lot of exposure and be drafted early on.
Chicago Bulls Selected Him With Which Pick?
Everyone knew Michael Jordan was going to be a fantastic player in the NBA. However, no one at the time could foresee the amount of success he would have on the court as well as off the court. The NBA product was being dominated by the Celtics and Los Angeles rivalry but Jordan would change all that by the time the 1990s rolled around. As king of the sport, he would bring more eyes and money to the game than anyone else in the history of the industry at that time.
Where Is He Ranked On The All-Time Points Leader List?
Michael Jordan wasn’t a scoring champion for nothing. With countless All-Star appearances, titles, and other awards, Jordan was one of the most dominant scorers of his time. The metamorphosis of his game was a beauty to watch. Jordan would go from a powerful slashing guard with a mid-game shot to a calm and collective shooter that could score at any location on the court at any time he wanted. Once he developed that sweet fade away shot it was a wrap for anyone who had a small chance of guarding him.
How Many Scoring Titles Does He Have?
This could be a record that never gets broken. The NBA has seen a transformation on how to build a successful franchise in the past decade. No longer can you build a team around one Superstar but rather you need three or even four these days. With more All-Stars on a team come fewer opportunities to score the ball. Russell Westbrook was this year’s scoring champion but you think he would have gotten that award if Kevin Durant was still on the team?
How Many NBA Championships Does He Have?
The conversation about whom is better, Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan or LeBron James, will be a long-lasting conversation with no end in sight. Jordan supporters have a major card up their sleeve whenever this discussion is brought up and that’s a flawless record in the NBA Finals. Although Jordan has lost in the playoffs he has never lost in the NBA Finals. That undefeated mark is why people say he is the most clutch athlete to ever play the game.
Which Company Didn’t Endorse Him?
Michael Jordan isn’t just a king on the court but he’s also royalty off the court. It’s something about Mike that makes him a great face for a product. Even before he was winning championships, he was making a ton of cash for companies to sell their goods. Once Gatorade’s ad “I want to be like Mike” aired, Jordan became a demigod. People that never seen a basketball game in their life could tell you they know who Jordan is. All that success would eventually help him become an owner of a basketball franchise.
What Year Did He Announce His First Retirement?
It was a major blow to the entire basketball community when Michael Jordan announced his retirement so he can pursue baseball. He won three championships consecutively and had three MVP awards under his belt so people were dumbfounded as to why he would retire. Today, if you look up the reasons as to why he retired you might get a conspiracy theory involving the FBI, gambling, and former NBA commissioner David Stern. If only he never retired that first time, it would be awesome to see if he could have won nine NBA championships instead of six.
Which MLB Team Did He Play Minor League Baseball For?
Although he never reached the big leagues, Michael Jordan did play minor league baseball for a certain team. His father would be murdered the same year he would retire from basketball in 1993 and he did express that the tragedy was a reason for switching sports. Whether he was burned out from basketball or not, his baseball venture wouldn’t go past the minor leagues. As a member of the Birmingham Barons in Double-A ball, Jordan would play baseball in 1994 but gave it up within a year.
How Many Times Was He NBA Finals MVP, regular season MVP, and All-Star Game MVP In One Year?
For those that can understand why Michael Jordan is considered the greatest ever, ask yourself how many players have been an NBA Finals MVP, regular season MVP, and All-Star Game MVP in one year? LeBron James can’t say he has this accomplishment and neither can Kobe Bryant. This accolade is just another testament to Jordan’s dominance in the NBA. It’s incredible to think he could have earned more awards if he didn’t prematurely retire. So bow down to your King of basketball, because no one can match his greatness.
What Number Did He Wear In 1995?
Is this a trick question? Did he even wear a number in 1995? Michael Jordan has a distinctive number that many legendary players have worn as a tribute to the king of basketball. An athlete's number can be as personal as their child. We’ve seen more than enough examples of athletes of the same team swapping numbers with a business transaction. Even HBO’s “Ballers” contributed a large storyline to such a process. Not only can the number be personal for that athlete but they could also be superstitious.
What Year Did He Retire A Second Time?
We all know Jordan retired several times. It was a huge shock the first time he retired in 1993 but do you remember the second time? After winning six championships, making millions of dollars, and trying his hand at professional baseball, Jordan would hang up the sneakers for a second time. This second retirement seemed like the final goodbye for Jordan on a court, however, if you’re a fan, you know the greatest player ever has a hard time stepping away from the game.
He Became Part Owner Of Which Team In 2000?
Michael Jordan is the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats now but it wasn’t the first franchise he became an owner of. After retiring a second time, Jordan would proceed to live out the dream of owning an NBA franchise. He would become a minority owner for this team in 2000. He would also become Director of Basketball Operations but would produce mix results in that department. Jordan would make the key move to hiring his former coach, Doug Collins, and it became a sign that he would come out of retirement for one last run in the NBA.
His First NBA Draft Pick As Director of Basketball Operations For The Wizards Was?
After Jordan retired a second time, he became a minority owner and Director of Basketball Operations for the Washington Wizards. Jordan would have a huge say in how the team was built and at the time - could anyone deny him the opportunity? The Wizards would get the first draft pick in the 2001 NBA draft after going 29-53 the previous season. With Jordan entrenched in the franchise and a new century starting, it was a fresh start for the Wizards community. Do you remember how things turned out?
What Year Did He Decide To Come Out Of Retirement A Third Time?
You can never tell a champion of any sport when it’s time to stop. Michael Jordan had already retired twice but something was bugging him. He had an itch that had to be scratched and maybe he felt guilty for failing as the Director of Basketball Operations for the Wizards. Allegedly inspired by NHL legend Mario Lemieux comeback, Jordan would start to hold private workouts. He wouldn’t be the flashy dunker of his prime but the legend still held his own as one of the best.
When Did He Retire A Third Time?
As the king of basketball, you can retire and come out of retirement as many times as you want. Michael Jordan has had one unique career and going from a minority owner to actually playing on the team is one of the rarest situations ever in sports history. Although his farewell tour was on the Washington Wizards and not the Chicago Bulls, it still was a great send off to the man that revolutionized the sport and inspired millions of basketball enthusiasts.
Which NBA Team Did He Not Play In The Finals?
Michael Jordan has been to the NBA Finals six times in his career and not once could another franchise deny him of a championship. If you watched basketball in the 1990s then you know those opposing teams were legit and stocked with Hall of Fame talent. After the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics lost their muster as the best teams in the Eastern Conference in the 1980s, Jordan and the Chicago Bulls took over in the 1990s. Do you remember which team he didn’t play in the finals?
Which Nickname Isn’t His?
When you’re one of, if not, then greatest athlete of your sport, you’re going to get some nicknames. Kobe Bryant was called The Black Mamba, Julius Erving was called Dr. J and Hakeem Olajuwon was The Dream. Sometimes athletes would just have one distinctive nickname in their careers while others would be called many things. Jordan was an athlete that had more than one nickname and rightfully so. An athlete’s nickname is just as important as the rest of their brand. You want a name that everyone will know and remember and Jordan has had some of the best.
True Or False: Did A NBA Team Knock Him Out Of The Playoffs In The 90s?
Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls would have some epic playoff battles in the 1980s where they came out on the losing side. The two teams that come to the mind the most are the Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons. The Bulls would lose to the Celtics in the playoffs back-to-back seasons from 1985-1987. The team would only get better, however, the Detroit Pistons would then knock them out of the playoffs for three consecutive seasons. Did any team knock Jordan out of the playoffs in the ‘90s?
What Year Was He Inducted Into The Hall Of Fame?
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was founded in 1959 and is located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The first four inducted into the Hall of Fame that year were Chuck Hyatt, Hank Luisetti, John Schommer, and George Mikan. With the exception of Mikan, it’s a safe bet to say these guys are practically unknowns to the modern NBA fan. How the times and the game of basketball have changed since 1959. Michael Jordan would be part of a Hall of Fame class that would destroy anyone in a three-on-three game in their prime.
How Many Regular Season MVPs Does He Own?
When you produce 32,292 points, 5,633 assists and 6,672 rebounds for your career, you’re in a selective company of athletes. Michael Jordan would become a regular season MVP on several occasions. Will let you know his first came in the 1987-‘88 season. Jordan would lead the league in points (35.0) steals (3.2), and minutes (40.4) that year. The Chicago Bulls would have a record of 50-32 but would lose to the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. As we know, Jordan would go to have a stellar career.
How Many All-Star Appearances Does He Have?
The inaugural NBA All-Star Game took place in 1951 at the Boston Garden in Massachusetts. Legends such as Bob Cousy, Paul Arizin, Dick McGuire, Dolph Schayes, George Mikan, and Jim Pollard would participate in the game. Little did they know at the time but they would become pioneers of one of the most popular sports in the world today. Besides the lockout year in 1999, the All-Star Game has been an entertaining feature for the league since 1951. Originally just one game, it has turned into a weekend of events and entertainment for everyone to enjoy.
How Many Times Did He Win The Dunk Contest?
Does anyone else miss the long form dunk contest with only the greats? If you were able to watch the slam dunk live during the 1980s then you truly are one of the lucky ones. A typical line up during that time would have been Dominique Wilkins, Julius Erving, Michael Jordan, and Clyde Drexler. Not only did they have the best dunkers but the best players in the game. Just imagine if we could have seen a lineup of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter, and Tracy McGrady a decade ago.
True or False: Jordan Made The Playoffs As A Washington Wizard?
Michael Jordan would become a minority owner of the Washington Wizards in 2000. He would come out of retirement once again and put on a jersey for the team for the 2001-’02 season. The team featured a terrible cast with Richard Hamilton being the only successful player but Jordan still got fans to come to the game. Air Jordan would average over twenty points in both seasons he played for the Wizards. In a weak Eastern Conference, do you think he took the team to the playoffs?
What Year Did He Buy The Charlotte Bobcats?
After his basketball career was over in 2003, everyone knew it would be the last time they saw Michael Jordan play a professional game in the NBA. He had nothing more to prove and another year as a player would have just hurt his legacy more than help it. After taking a few years off from the NBA industry, Jordan would buy a minority stake with the Charlotte Bobcats. It made sense because Jordan has a strong connection with North Carolina and the franchise was fairly new. He would then end up becoming a majority owner of the team but do you remember what year?
He Grew Up In Which State?
There are some NBA players that have bounced around different states growing up while other weren’t even born in the country. Michael Jordan was born and bred in the United States and his family did move around but not much. After his family settled down in this particular state, Jordan would begin his journey as an NBA legend. There may not be a better athlete to ever come out of this state but do you know which one it is?
What Number Did He Wear On The 1992 Olympic “Dream Team?”
The 1992 Olympic Dream Team is arguably the greatest squad ever put together in the history of basketball. Quite frankly, it’s not even an argument, it’s a fact that this team would beat any other team in any decade of any era. The team includes Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler, Scottie Pippen, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Chris Mullin, and collegiate star Christian Laettner. With a blend of power, speed, and god-like abilities, a team hasn’t come close to this amount of talent.
What Year Was Air Jordan Released To The Market?
Maybe the most well-known brand in sports, Air Jordan has become an unstoppable clothing and footwear business. Nike would pull off one of the greatest ideas ever and get Michael Jordan as their face for a sneaker brand that people have literally killed for. Originally designed by Peter Moore, Tinker Hatfield, and Bruce Kilgore, the product has evolved into an epic product that features many designs. Air Jordan also sponsors many athletes including Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, and Kawhi Leonard.
How Many Air Jordan Sneakers Are There?
Before answering you should read this. Air Jordan has many shoes but we’re talking about the famous Air Jordan line that was created in the ‘80s. We’re not asking for the other packaged shoe lines such as “Spizike,” “Defining Moments,” “Air Force One Fusion,” “6 Rings,” “Retro 6,” and the “Countdown” package. We’re talking about the Nike Air Jordan line and to help you out, the last one was unveiled in 2016. So just remember, this has to do with the original shoe line not the other packages or variations.
How Many Olympic Gold Medals Does He Have?
Once upon a time, athletes could only compete in the Olympics if they weren’t professionals. It’s weird to think that was the case for so long but in 1986 things changed and professional athletes were given permission to enter the Olympic Games. This move would make the 1992 “Dream Team” possible for the Summer Olympics. Well, you know Jordan was involved in the Olympics once, so you’re welcome with that gift but was that the only time? How many gold medals do you think he has?
Which Stat Is His Highest Points Per Game Average In A Season?
You’re not the record holding ten time scoring champion for blocking shots and grabbing rebounds. If you check out Michael Jordan’s stats, it’s unbelievable how great he was. Even at an early stage in his career, he was putting up impressive numbers. From dunking to the mid-range shot, to the long ball, Jordan could post you up or break your ankles, no one could stop him. With that said, do you remember his best year as a scorer in the league?
Which Sport Besides Basketball Is His Favorite Hobby To Play?
It’s pretty well known Jordan likes a professional sport so much, there are countless photos of him participating in it. No, we’re not talking about gambling or baseball either. If you really know Jordan then this question should be a piece of cake for you. Jordan could have probably been a professional with any sport. Of course, he didn’t make the big leagues in baseball but if you gave him the amount of time and practice he had with basketball, surely the guy could have been a pro.
What Team Did He Beat To Save The Universe In The Movie "Space Jam?"
You know we had to have at least one question about Director Joe Pytka’s “Space Jam” on this quiz. Released in 1996, the movie follows Michael Jordan as he tries to help the Looney Tune universe from being enslaved by aliens. Bugs Bunny and company convince these pipsqueak aliens that they’ll become their slaves if they can beat them in a game of basketball. The aliens figure out a way to steal the skills of real life NBA players such as Charles Barkley, Larry Johnson, and Patrick Ewing. Thus, Jordan must come in and beat this team.
True Or False: President Obama Awarded Him The Presidential Medal Of Freedom?
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award presented by the President of the United States and given to citizens who’ve made a meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. President John F. Kennedy was the first to give out the award in 1963 and it covers several industries including arts, media, entertainment, history, medicine, business, and law. If you have kept up with Michael Jordan then you should know if he received this prestigious medal or not.