Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan

Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials MJ, is an American former professional basketball player and the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls. His biography on the official NBA website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." He is considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.Jordan played three seasons for coach Dean Smith with the North Carolina Tar Heels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Jordan has received more than 49,719,084 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular basketball player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 50M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 67.01

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 96

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.96

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.74

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Hollywood Life
Michael B. Jordan Drops A Flirty Emoji On Megan Thee Stallion’s New Twerking Vid & Fans Go Wild
Did Hot Girl Meg just slay Killmonger with her booty? After Megan Thee Stallion shared a sizzling video of her shaking it in the pool, Michael B. Jordan got flirty after sliding into the comments section.
USA Today
TNT analyst Kenny Smith dishes on virtual camp, NBA season restart, racial equality movement, Michael Jordan
TNT analyst Kenny Smith joined USA TODAY Sports to discuss his new virtual basketball camp, the upcoming NBA season restart and more.
Here’s What Happened When Megan Thee Stallion’s Latest Cake Fest Had Michael B. Jordan In The Comments Sparking MORE Smithereens Smashing Speculation
Megan Thee Stallion is always good for some chaotic internet-destroying. You just never know when it’s coming. For some reason on Thursday, Megan decided to get everyone lusty by posting her cakes and her new bestie having some poolside fun.
Michael Jordan Is My Late-Summer, Early-Fall Style Icon
It has crossed my mind a harrowing number of times recently that Michael Jordan and I would make great friends. I say “harrowing” because spending any amount of time entertaining the possibility of a friendship with Michael Jordan requires a baseline belief t…

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Among basketball players, Michael Jordan ranks 1 out of 925After him are Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Dennis Rodman, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Larry Bird, Dražen Petrović, and Radivoj Korać.

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Among people born in 1963, Michael Jordan ranks 7Before him are Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Quentin Tarantino, Whitney Houston, José Mourinho, and Jet Li. After him are George Michael, Garry Kasparov, Till Lindemann, Viktor Orbán, Ronald Koeman, and Mohammed VI of Morocco.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Jordan ranks 359 out of 12,171Before him are George Clooney (1961), Sandra Bullock (1964), David Carradine (1936), Zachary Taylor (1784), Desmond Doss (1919), and Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958). After him are Nicole Kidman (1967), Crazy Horse (1840), Millard Fillmore (1800), Jack Ruby (1911), Warren G. Harding (1865), and Ernest Lawrence (1901).


Among basketball players born in United States, Michael Jordan ranks 1After him are Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), Dennis Rodman (1961), Oscar Robertson (1938), Jerry West (1938), Larry Bird (1956), Julius Erving (1950), and Kobe Bryant (1978).

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