As you grew up, you had to live under a rock if you weren’t familiar with his name, Michael Jordan was a familiar name in every home. You didn’t even have to like basketball or Michael Jordan to know him. There is no doubt that the 53-year-old retired basketball player has made a name for himself and with such relevance comes our need to explore. Let’s start with Michael Jordan’s height.
Michael Jordan’s Height
We have some stories to tell you about this. Michael Jordan began his athletic career in high school, playing baseball, football, and basketball. It was only in the second year that he decided to follow his passion and try out the varsity basketball team, but at 5’11 he was too small.
It could have been a good time to give up and no one would have blamed him either, since his friend, Harvest Leroy Smith and his brother, Larry, both got a spot on the team. Despite this, he didn’t give in, as he joined the junior university team, proving to everyone that he was a force to be reckoned with.
Meanwhile, puberty set in and Michael Jordan grew 4 inches over the summer, qualifying him to finally join the team. By the time he was ready for university, he dominated his peers at 6 feet 6 inches, and he received more than his fair share of offers of sports scholarships. After evaluating his options, he accepted a basketball scholarship to North Carolina, where he specialized in cultural geography.
Also, here’s a ‘fun fact’, remember his brother Larry? In fact, he could have been the family’s star basketball player, but Michael surpassed him and used his Height to his advantage, while Larry could have seen his own height as an obstacle. Who knows, if he had pushed himself like Michael, we’d be making a fuss about a whole other brother Jordan.
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Till date, Michael Jordan’s height is still 6 feet, 6 inches and other celebrities who share, Jordan’s height are Kobe Bryant, Batista, and Darryl Strawberry.
Michael Jordan’s Weight
Although he no longer “plays the game”, the athlete is certainly trying to look like the role. As an athlete, Michael has been of different heights throughout his career until today, in his early days, Michael started at a weight of 88 kg and by his return in the early 2000s with the Washington Wizards, he had 101 kg. Nevertheless, his ideal playing weight was 97 kg.
Nowadays, Michael Jordan should weigh about 117 kg. How do we know that? Wright Thompson gave us a little insight into the minds of athletes as he did 50 in a feature article entitled OTL: Michael Jordan Has Not Left The Building. Here is what he said about it.
Every morning, since his return from the islands, he’s been in the gym. At mealtime, he sends a text message to his nutritionist to find out what he can and cannot eat… Apparently, the reason is that he stepped on a scale after leaving the palace in excess of Mister Terrible and saw this number look back: 261.
Nine days later, sitting in his office surrounded by basketball, he fell to 248 and will say it’s a health issue, or that he looks good for his 50th birthday. But in his mind, there is a target: 218, a familiar and dangerous number in Jordan’s world.
He may not be in great shape right now, but how was he doing it then? Michael has been on a carbohydrate-rich diet to maintain his energy level, unlike the usual high-protein diet we’ve seen these days. According to iFood.tv, the basketball player’s diet contained 70% calories from carbohydrates, 20% fat and 10% protein.
Michael Jordan’s Body Measurements
We wouldn’t dare wrap it up without spitting out its measurements. Michael Jordan’s chest is 44 inches, waist is 36 inches and his hips 36 inches. We couldn’t follow his biceps measurements, so we added his shoulder measurement, which is 20 inches.
Now for our version of a cherry on top, look at his size. The athlete wears an American size 13, a European size 46 and a British size 12.5. So there we have it people, everything about the legendary athlete and his statistics.