Chicago Bulls Basketball Jersey, worn by Michael Jordan

Chicago Bulls Basketball Jersey, worn by Michael Jordan

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Description (Brief)
Basketball jersey, worn by Hall-of-Fame shooting guard Michael Jordan (b. 1963) during the 1996-97 season. That year the Bulls repeated as NBA champions, defeating the Utah Jazz in the finals 4 games to 2.
After playing 3 years at the University of North Carolina, the 6"6 Jordan was picked 3rd by Chicago in the 1984 NBA draft. Jordan played for Chicago from 1984-1993, and after a brief retirement, from 1995-1998. With the Bulls, Jordan established himself as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, as well as an American sporting legend.
On his way to leading the Bulls to six NBA championships, Jordan won 5 NBA MVP awards, was named to 14 All-Star teams, was a 10 time NBA scoring champion, and a 6 time NBA finals MVP. He was also a member of USA Basketball's famous 1992 "Dream Team" that took gold at the Barcelona Olympics.
With his success, Jordan became one most marketable celebrities on the planet, serving an international spokesman for a number of major corporations. One of his most notable contibutions was with NIke, with whom he introduced the iconic "Air Jordan" shoe in 1985..
After his tenure with the Bulls, Jordan played three seasons for the NBA's Washington Wizards. In 2010 he became principal owner of the Charlotte Bobcats NBA franchise.
Currently on loan
Object Name
jersey, basketball
date made
ca 1996
Jordan, Michael Jeffrey
Chicago Bulls
Champion Products Inc.
Physical Description
fabric, nylon (overall material)
overall: 89.4 cm x 56.3 cm; 35 3/16 in x 22 3/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Chicago Bulls
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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