Here are some great old photos of Air Jordan before he started his career in the NBA.
FILE — North Carolina guard Michael Jordan, left, and Tar Heels coach Dean Smith are shown at a news conference in this May 5, 1984 photo in Chapel Hill, N.C., where Jordan announced he woould forfeit his final year of college eligibility to turn pro. Jordan, the greatest player in NBA history and the most popular athlete since Muhammad Ali is expected to announce his retirement Wednesday at a news conference in Chicago, a source with close ties to the NBA told The Associated Press on Monday night Jan. 11, 1999. (AP Photo/FILE) ORG XMIT: NY225
Below is one of our favorites, and a rare shot of Jordan in a baseball uniform as a kid. He was attending Mickey Owen Baseball School in Miller, Missouri, some time in the 1970s.