10 Interesting Facts About Michael Jordan That Every Fan Should Know

#9.  He has married twice and has 5 children

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Michael Jordan has married twice in his lifetime and has 5 children altogether from the two marriages. He divorced his first wife, Juanita Vanoy in the year 2006 from which he has three children, two sons called Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James, and a daughter named Jasmine.

Thereafter Jordan married former model Yvette Prieto in the year 2013, who gave birth to identical twin daughters, Victoria and Ysabel. Jordan is known to be a family man and loving father. His three children from his first marriage are known to be in their 20’s.

#8.  Jordan has the tattoo of the letter “Omega” on his chest

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Many famous personalities are known to get tattoos on various parts of their bodies. Similarly, Michael Jordan is said to have the Greek letter “Omega” tattoos on his chest. However, this tattoo is not visible when he is playing, unlike the tattoos on many other players.

The tattoo is a mark of his commitment to his Omega Psi Phi fraternity which is known to be the first African-American fraternity to be founded at a black university (Howard University).

#7.  Jordan’s father was murdered

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Michael Jordan suffered a big blow on his life and career when his father was shot dead while asleep in the car in July 1993. His body was found in a swamp in Bennettsville, South Caroline in August 1993. The incident had a great impact on the NBA player and he retired from the game shortly afterward, stating this incident as the reason for the decision.

Following his return to the game Jordan was seen crying on the floor on Father’s Day in 1996 when Jordan and the Bulls won their first title since Jordan’s father was murdered.

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