Today in Sports History: December 30

By Brandon Zhu

In 1997, Chicago’s Michael Jordan scored 33 points to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s mark of 787 consecutive games with at least 10 points. One of the greatest players to grace the courts, Jordan finished his iconic career with 32,292 total points. The 3rd pick in the 1984 NBA Draft, Jordan spent his entire 15 season career with the Chicago Bulls. Jordan 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 was retired by the Chicago Bulls.

Leave a Reply