Michael Jordan to be Inducted to Sports Hall of Fame

michael-jordan20-2Michael Jordan is finally going to be inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame on December 14th. Considering his record, it is incredibly hard to believe that he isn’t there already. In fact, he was elected by the board of directors in 1993, but was playing basketball and never personally accepted the invite, which is required.

Jordan is now an owner, and is still very relevant to both the game and the state of North Carolina, where his career began in 1981 in UNC. Jordan stated that when he thinks about all the great athletes from North Carolina who inspired him to do his best, “it’s humbling to know that now I stand with them as members of a very special fraternity.”

As a freshman, Jordan hit the shot that won the game in the national championship game in 1982, lifting the Tar Heels over Georgetown. He was then named ACC Freshman of the Year. As a sophomore, he was unanimously selected for First Team All-American. He was selected again as a junior, and continued on to win many awards. After his junior season he left UNC to be the third pick in the 1984 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls.

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