Sports Illustrated's 50 Most Iconic Covers

Michael Jordan, 1998

Known also by his initials MJ, Jordan is an American businessman and was a professional basketball player, known by many as the greatest of all time. His success led to the NBA’s popularization throughout the 1980s and 1990s. 


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The More You Know

  • Shakira was banned from her school’s choir, and her classmates said she sounded like a goat. The Hips Don’t Lie superstar sure showed them!
  • 35 minutes before Elvis Presley was born, his mother gave birth to his stillborn identical twin.
  • Bill Murray was arrested when he was 20 for trying to bring 10 pounds of marijuana on a plane.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis is Jake Gyllenhaal's godmother, and Jake is Heath Ledger's daughter's godfather.
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