Today in Sports History: November 30

By Brandon Zhu

In 1996, Michael Jordan became the 10th player in NBA history to reach 25,000 points after scoring 35 in the Bulls 97-88 win over the Spurs. Jordan reached 25,000 in 782 games, faster than any other player except Wilt Chamberlain (691). Jordan finished his career with 32,292 points scored, currently he is no.5 on the NBA All-Time Points Leaders list.  In the 15 seasons that Jordan played in the NBA he became a cultural icon and transformed the Chicago Bulls into one of the most successful franchises in the league. As a player, Jordan led the Bulls to two three peats. Jordan was a six time NBA Champion and was named NBA Finals MVP in all six finals. Jordan’s accolades include being a 14x All-Star, 5x NBA MVP, 10x All-NBA First Team, 10x NBA scoring champion, 3x NBA steals leader, and NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Jordan was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009  and his no.23 is retired by the Chicago Bulls.

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