Everything You Never Knew About Michael Jordan, World’s Best NBA Player

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Michael Jordan has had a long and wildly successful career as a basketball player, businessman, philanthropist, and even a baseball player! His Airness, number 23 himself, has easily become one of the most iconic figures in sports history, but how much do you know about him off the court? Read on to discover the truth behind this Hall of Fame star…

Short Stack

When Michael Jordan first tried out for his high school basketball team, he was told he was too short! Guessing that the coach feels pretty embarrassed now, huh?

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Growth Spurt

Sometime after his sophomore year, Michael hit a huge growth spurt. He gained 4 inches and was finally tall enough to get on the team!

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The More You Know

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  • In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race at Belmont Park in New York despite being dead — he suffered a heart attack mid-race but his body stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the line for a 20–1 outsider victory.
  • Little brown bats sleep more than any other mammal on earth.
  • Eight of the ten largest statues in the world are of Buddhas.
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