Michael Jordan by the numbers

February, 14, 2013
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By Pete Newmann, ESPN Stats & Information
ESPN.com
Brian Drake/Getty ImagesThe list of Michael Jordan accomplishments stretches rather wide.
In advance of Michael Jordan's 50th birthday Sunday, let's summarize his career from 1 to 50.

1 -- NCAA title (1982), in which he scored the game-winning points.

2 -- Olympic gold medals (1984, 1992).

3 -- Selected third overall in the 1984 NBA draft after Hakeem Olajuwon and Sam Bowie.

4 -- 60-point games in his career.

5 -- MVP awards (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998).

6 -- NBA titles (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998).

7 -- Consecutive seasons leading the NBA in scoring, from 1987 to '93 (tied for NBA record).

8 -- Led North Carolina to the Elite Eight in the 1982-83 season, where the Tar Heels lost to Georgia.

9 -- Times named to the NBA All-Defensive first team.

10 -- Seasons he led the NBA in scoring (NBA record).

11 -- Times named to the All-NBA team, including 10 on the first team.

12 -- Jersey number in a game against the Magic on Feb. 14, 1990, after someone stole his No. 23 jersey.

13 -- Postseason appearances.

14 -- Number of All-Star Games selected to in career.

15 -- NBA seasons (13 with Bulls, two with Wizards).

16 -- Points scored in the 1982 NCAA championship game, in which he made the game-winning basket.

17 -- Career high for assists, reached March 24, 1989, against the Trail Blazers.

18 -- Games played his second season because of a broken foot.

19 -- Returned to the NBA as an executive with the Wizards on Jan. 19, 2000.

20 -- Hit a 20-foot shot over Bryon Russell on April 6, 1998, to win Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

21 -- Age at NBA debut (Oct. 26, 1984).

22 -- Field goals made (and 19 free throws) for a postseason-record 63 points against the Celtics on April 20, 1986.

23 -- Jersey number for most of his career.

24 -- Career high for field goals made in a regulation game (Nov. 16, 1988, in regular season and May 1, 1988, in postseason).

25 -- On Sept. 25, 2001, Jordan announced his return to the NBA as a member of the Wizards.

26 -- Minutes played in the 1997 All-Star Game. Jordan had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists (the first triple-double in the game's history).

27 -- On March 27, 1995, only five games into his return, Jordan scored 55 points against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

28 -- Career triple-doubles.

29 -- On Oct. 29, 1996, the NBA released its 50 Greatest Players, including Michael Jordan.

30 -- Actually 30.1, which is Jordan's career scoring average (NBA record).

31 -- 50-point games in his career.

32 -- Age at which he retired from baseball before eventually returning to the NBA.

33 -- Actually 33.4, which is Jordan's career scoring average in the playoffs (NBA record).

34 -- Games played his freshman season at North Carolina.

35 -- First-half points (including six 3-pointers) in Game 1 of the 1992 Finals against the Trail Blazers.

36 -- Points scored in his first NBA Finals game (June 2, 1991, versus the Lakers).

37 -- Steals in 13 All-Star Game appearances.

38 -- Points scored in the "Flu Game" in the 1997 Finals against the Jazz.

39 -- Age at the start of his final season (2002-03).

40 -- Age at which Jordan played his final game, April 16, 2003, against the Philadelphia 76ers.

41 -- Averaged a Finals-record 41 points per game as the Bulls beat the Suns in six games to win the 1993 NBA title.

42 -- Points Jordan and Charles Barkley each scored in Game 2 of the 1993 Finals, the first time opposing players scored 40-plus points in a Finals game.

43 -- Points scored at 40 years and 4 days old against the Nets, the most by a 40-year-old in NBA history.

44 -- Points scored in Game 5 of the first round of the 1989 NBA playoffs, culminating with a game-winning buzzer-beater over Craig Ehlo of the Cavaliers.

45 -- Jersey number in his comeback with the Bulls until returning to No. 23.

46 -- Age at which Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and the most points he scored in a game on his birthday (1992).

47 -- Age when Jordan became the first ex-player to have a majority stake in an NBA team when he bought the Bobcats.

48 -- He played ZERO regulation games of 48 minutes in his regular-season career.

49 -- Field goal percent for his career (49.7). Jordan also scored exactly 49 points in a game 10 times.

50 -- Minutes played when he scored a career-high 69 points and 18 rebounds on March 28, 1990, against the Cavaliers

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