‘Today Is the GOAT Day’: Gordon Hayword Leads NBA Fans in Wishing Michael Jordan a Happy Birthday

February 18, 2021 5:21 am

Michael Jordan is arguably one of the best player in NBA history. Jordan had an unprecedented impact on the game with his fantastic scoring ability and his rugged defending.

Jordan was an electrifying guard at 6’6 and was a supremely talented player who could score on anyone. With a great mid-range shot to thunderous dunks, MJ had it all.

The number three pick of the 1984 draft made an instant impact on his debut in the NBA. As a 21-year-old rookie, MJ scored a staggering 2313 points which was a league high. He finished as the runner-up scoring champion in his first year itself. It was just a glimpse of his His Airness’ greatness.

Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls during the 1997 McDonald’s Championship. (Photo by Dimitri Iundt/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)

MJ went on to dominate a whole 90s decade as he led the Bulls to 6 NBA championships, winning five MVP trophies, 10 scoring titles, and 6 Finals MVPs.

The G.O.A.T. celebrates his birthday today as he turns 58 years old. The NBA community all over the world took to social media to celebrate MJ’s greatness.

Twitter celebrates Michael Jordan

Many players and teams alike poured in their wishes for the all-time great on twitter.

Fans react to G.O.A.T’s birthday

Many NBA fans also reacted to Michael Jordan’s birthday.

Jordan might not be in the league for 18 years now, but the basketball community still adores the legend. It’s not a big surprise given the impact he has had on the game. He was the inspiration to many and forever will remain one of the best to ever to the game.

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Aditya Mohapatra

Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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