Funko Pop! Basketball MICHAEL JORDAN (UNC Away Jersey)(Available For P Brads Toys & Collectibles

Remember Mike at his NBA peak with the Funko Pop Michael Jordan figures. Invited to the annual camp run by the University of North Carolina head basketball coach Dean Smith, a showcase for the state's top players, the Wilmington boy quickly distinguished himself from the pack. The next year, Jordan led the Bulls as the team waltzed through the postseason, losing only twice en route to the franchise's first NBA title.

Thus Jordan and the Bulls began one of the most successful and profitable journeys in modern sports. Next year, the Los Angeles Lakers are expected to pay just three star players - Shaquille 'Neal, Kobe Bryant, and Glen Rice - a total of $40 million for the season.

After four years of minority ownership Jordan, looking for a larger stake in the team, Jordan's submission was accepted by the NBA making him not only a majority owner of an NBA team but also the league's only African American majority owner. A two-section, six-player women's game would not appear until 1938.

His Bulls won 40 games and made it to the playoffs only to be swept by the Celtics for the third year in a row. Isaiah was not pleased with the superstar as he led the Pistons to walk out of their Game 4 loss without shaking the hands of the Bulls players. The Bulls would go on to successfully defend their title for two consecutive seasons, defeating both Drexler and the Blazers and the Charles Barkley-led Phoenix Suns in six games.

Before Michael Jordan went on to his illustrious career at North Carolina, then with the Chicago Bulls (and I suppose also with the Washington Wizards, but let's just pretend that never happened, okay?), he was cut from Michael Jordan Funko Pops his high school basketball team.

4 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 before the beginning of the 1993-94 NBA season to pursue a new venture in minor league baseball , he returned to the Bulls in March 1995 and led them to three additional championships in 1996 , 1997 , and 1998 , as well as a then-record 72 regular-season wins in the 1995-96 NBA season.

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