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Thunder trounces the Kings

Thunder trounces the Kings

Kevin Durant's scoring streak came to an end but his Thunder easily took care of the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday 107-92 to snap a two-game losing skid.
Michael Jordan scoring record matched by Kevin Durant

Michael Jordan scoring record matched by Kevin Durant

HOUSTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant has 40-consecutive 25-or-more-point games in season, tying him with Michael Jordan for record.
Danielle Haynes

Oklahoma City defeats San Antonio Spurs 106-94

Kevin Durant scored 28 points with seven rebounds to help Oklahoma City cool off the red-hot Spurs.

NBA: Dallas 128, Oklahoma City 119

Dirk Nowitzki tallied 32 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals as the Dallas Mavericks edged the Oklahoma City Thunder, 128-119.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
By United Press International

NBA: Oklahoma City 131, LA Lakers 102

Kevin Durant continued his ascent up the ladder in terms of NBA history and the Oklahoma City Thunder walloped the Los Angeles Lakers, 131-102, Thursday night.
Michael Jordan made $90 million in 2013

Michael Jordan made $90 million in 2013

March 1 (UPI) -- Only one athlete -- professional or retired -- made more money than Michael Jordan last year.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Michael Jordan celebrates 51st birthday

Michael Jordan celebrates 51st birthday

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Michael Jordan is celebrating his 51st birthday on Monday, about a week after his wife gave birth to identical twin daughters.
Evan Bleier

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.
By United Press International
Obama sings the praises of Lebron James in interview with Barkley

Obama sings the praises of Lebron James in interview with Barkley

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Miami Heat star LeBron James "has a chance" to be as good as anyone who ever played the game, U.S. President Barack Obama said in a taped TV interview.
Michael Jordan, wife, welcome twin daughters

Michael Jordan, wife, welcome twin daughters

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Michael Jordan and his wife Yvette Prieto announced the birth of twin daughters in Florida, Victoria and Ysabel.
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

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.
By United Press International

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.
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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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