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Michael Jordan’s remarkable achievements make him the greatest basketball player of all time.

Amateur exploits

Michael Jordan represented the United States at the 1984 Los Angeles Games, just before he turned professional with the Chicago Bulls in the NBA. Jordan led the US team in scoring, averaging 17.1 points per game. They claimed gold, going undefeated throughout the tournament and winning by an average of 32 points per game.

Dream Olympic performance

NBA professionals were allowed to play in the 1992 Barcelona Games and Jordan was a key part of the US “Dream Team”. He was the team's second highest scorer with 14.9 points per game and made a tournament-high 37 steals. When the US defeated Croatia 117-85 in the final, Jordan earned his second Olympic gold medal.

A legend is made

Jordan’s reputation as the greatest basketball player in history is rarely disputed. He was voted the NBA's most valuable player of the year five times; he led the league in scoring ten times; and he led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships.

Lasting legacy

Having already retired twice and returned both times, Jordan retired definitively from the NBA in 2003. He finished his career with a record average of 30.12 points a game, the highest in NBA history. In honour of his achievements, his trademark number 23 jersey was retired by the Chicago Bulls.

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Michael Jordan: Being part of 1992 Dream Team was "highlight of my career"

Basketball legend Michael Jordan looks back on the USA's historical triumph in the men's competition at Barcelona 1992.
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Michael Jordan at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona

Guard Michael Jordan of the USA Dream Team slam dunks the ball during the USA's game in the basketball finals of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Copyright: IOC/Getty/Mike Powell/Allsport
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Michael Jordan at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona

Guard Michael Jordan at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Copyright: Getty
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Michael Jordan at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona

Guard Michael Jordan moves the ball during a game against Croatia at the Barcelona Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Copyright: IOC/Getty/Mike Powell/Allsport
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Michael Jordan - Greatest Basketballer of All Time

Michael Jordan is regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time. At the 1984 Olympics, Jordan led team US in scoring, averaging 17 points a game. USA went undefeated throughout the tournament, claiming the gold medal. Eight years later, he collects his second Olympic gold with the dream team in Barcelona, he was the second highest scorer of the team, averaging 14.9 points a game. Michael Jordan (USA) - Basketball - Los Angeles 1984, Barcelona 1992
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American Dream Team Receives Basketball Gold

In 1992, Team USA better known as the 'Dream Team' dominated every single match, scoring more than 100 points in every game they played on their way to winning the basketball gold medal. The 'Dream Team' took on Brazil, Germany, Angola, Spain and Croatia, beating Croatia 117-85 in the gold medal match. Charles Barkley became USA's leading scorer. Basketball Men's Medal Ceremony - Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics - USA, CRO, LTU

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