Michael Jordan's wife gives birth to identical twin daughters

Michael Jordan's wife gives birth to identical twin daughters

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Michael Jordan's wife, Yvette, gave birth to identical twin daughters on Sunday in Florida.
Evan Bleier

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.
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Jordan 'flu shoes' get $104,765 at auction

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The shoes an ailing Michael Jordan wore during an NBA playoff game brought in nearly $105,000 in an auction, the Grey Flannel auction house said.

Michael Jordan and new wife expecting baby

PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Michael Jordan and his wife Yvette Prieto are expecting their first child together, the U.S. basketball star's representative said.
Michael Jordan to become father for fourth time

Michael Jordan to become father for fourth time

Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Michael Jordan and wife of seven months, Yvette Prieto, to welcome first child together.
Woman loses paternity suit, ordered to pay Michael Jordan's legal fees

Woman loses paternity suit, ordered to pay Michael Jordan's legal fees

ATLANTA, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The Atlanta woman who claimed basketball legend Michael Jordan fathered her child had her suit dismissed and must pay Jordan's legal fees, court records said.

Utah man selling Michael Jordan's 'flu game' shoes

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A Utah man who served as a ball boy for the Utah Jazz in 1997 said he is selling the shoes Michael Jordan gave him for applesauce during the famous "flu game."

NBA: Miami 104, Toronto 95

TORONTO, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- LeBron James joined an elite NBA club with a 35-point performance Tuesday and Miami notched its first road win of the season, 104-95 over Toronto.

Oprah releases catalogue to promote upcoming sale

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey has released an online catalogue to promote a highly anticipated yard sale of personal belongings from her home in California.

U.S. Olympic skater banned for tampering with rival's skates

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Olympic speed-skater Simon Cho has been banned for two years for tampering with a rival's skates in 2011 and will miss the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Report: Ewing headed to Charlotte as assistant coach

Report: Ewing headed to Charlotte as assistant coach

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 12 (UPI) -- Patrick Ewing has reached an agreement with the Charlotte Bobcats to become the NBA team's associate head coach, The Charlotte Observer reports.
IRS officials tied to conference spending put on leave

IRS officials tied to conference spending put on leave

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Acting Internal Revenue Service head Danny Werfel said Wednesday two top officials are on administrative leave for ethics violations at a California conference.

Owner Michael Jordan seeks Charlotte Hornets nickname for Bobcats

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 21 (UPI) -- Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan announced Tuesday he is asking permission for the NBA team to change its name to the Hornets.

Michael Jordan, Yvette Prieto honeymoon in Greece

ATHENS, Greece, May 11 (UPI) -- NBA legend Michael Jordan and wife Yvette Prieto celebrated their new marriage by honeymooning in Greece, TMZ reported Saturday.

Miami's LeBron James earns fourth career NBA MVP award

NEW YORK, May 5 (UPI) -- Miami Heat forward LeBron James garnered his fourth career NBA Most Valuable Player award Sunday in a near-unanimous vote.
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Michael Jordan
SLP98081803 - 18 AUGUST 1998 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Little 11-year-old Donte Murphy of Kansas City, gets a boost up by Roy Miller, as the two clown around during a casting call for Michael Jordan look-alikes, August 18. The Fox Family channel is searching five U.S. cities, looking for a child,teen and adult Jordan for an upcoming movie, Michael Jordan:An American Hero. .UPI bg/wy/Bill Greenblatt

Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is a former American professional basketball player, active businessman, and majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. His biography on the National Basketball Association (NBA) website states, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.

After a standout career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Tar Heels' National Championship team in 1982, Jordan joined the NBA's Chicago Bulls in 1984. He quickly emerged as a league star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring. His leaping ability, illustrated by performing slam dunks from the free throw line in slam dunk contests, earned him the nicknames "Air Jordan" and "His Airness". He also gained a reputation for being one of the best defensive players in basketball. In 1991, he won his first NBA championship with the Bulls, and followed that achievement with titles in 1992 and 1993, securing a "three-peat". Although Jordan abruptly retired from basketball at the beginning of the 1993–94 NBA season to pursue a career in baseball, he rejoined the Bulls in 1995 and led them to three additional championships (1996, 1997, and 1998) as well as an NBA-record 72 regular-season wins in the 1995–96 NBA season. Jordan retired for a second time in 1999, but returned for two more NBA seasons from 2001 to 2003 as a member of the Washington Wizards.

Jordan's individual accolades and accomplishments include five MVP awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Game appearances, three All-Star Game MVP awards, ten scoring titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. He holds the NBA records for highest career regular season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and highest career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game). In 1999, he was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN, and was second to Babe Ruth on the Associated Press's list of athletes of the century. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.

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