NBA History: On this day NBA legend Michael Jordan was born

57 years ago on this day Michael Jordan was born.

During his rookie season with the Bulls, Jordan averaged 28.2 point per game on 51.5% shooting and helped make a team that had won 35% of games in the previous three seasons playoff contenders. He quickly became a fan favorite even in opposing arenas. For his amazing performances he has been nicknamed Air Jordan, M.J., His Airness, Money, Black Cat, Mr. June, G.O.A.T., Superman, Captain Marvel.

Jordan played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls. He retired from NBA in 2003 and been inducted in NBA Hall of Fame in 2009.