Michael Jordan fadeaway over Joe Dumars

Those defending the GOAT were always a step slow. I wish he were playing in this era of relaxed rules because it would have been "grilled chicken" with this era for him.

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Michael Jordan drives against New York Knicks, John Starks in the 1993 NBA Playoffs. After winning a third straight NBA title, Jordan stunningly retired from basketball saying he had lost his desire to play.

Flashback // Michael Jordan in the Air Jordan VII

Flashback // Michael Jordan in the Air Jordan VII. The Truth

On February Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson met on the court for the first time since Game 5 of the 1991 NBA Finals. At the time, it set a record as the highest-rated NBA game ever on TV.

Leave it to me: Jordan has his eyes for the basket

Happy birthday, Michael! As one of basketball's greatest players turns 50, Sportsmail looks back at Jordan's remarkable career

As one of sport's true greats turns 50 today, we've decided to cast our eyes back over Michael Jordan's illustrious career and colourful life so far.

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

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