Michael Jordan | Hall of Fame | Class of 2009
Bulls legend Michael Jordan enters the
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Michael Jordan, basketball's greatest player ever, was among a class of five enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. 11, 2009. The Class of 2009, which also included Jerry Sloan, John Stockton, C. Vivian Stringer and David Robinson, was inducted during festivities in Springfield, MA.
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Prominent and longtime Chicago sports journalist Sam Smith has written over a dozen feature stories, including one for each of Michael Jordan's seasons with the Bulls, in honor of the induction.
From his Rookie of the Year campaign to leading the Bulls to a sixth world championship, Smith chronicles MJ's rise to superstardom, telling the story about how a North Carolina kid became the planet's most recognized athlete of all-time.
Part XVI: The Last Dance for Jordan and the Bulls (1997-98)
Part XV: Bulls hold off Jazz for fifth title (1996-97)
Part XIV: 72-10 and back on top (1995-96)
Part XIII: Jordan makes an announcement -- "I'm back" (1994-95)
Part XII: Jordan retires, spends a summer in the minors (1993-94)
Part XI: Chicago beats Phoenix for the three-peat (1992-93)
Part X: Jordan's Bulls go back-to-back vs. Portland (1992-93)
Part IX: World champions for the first time (1990-91)
Part VIII: Bulls and Pistons go for a third round (1989-90)
Part VII: The Shot propels MJ's Bulls deeper into the postseason (1988-89)
Part VI: Jordan's Bulls take a step forward (1987-88)
Part V: Healthy MJ puts on a show -- all season long (1986-87)
Part IV: Sophomore season with a footnote (1985-86)
Part III: Year one -- Jordan's rookie season (1984-85)
Part II: Prequel -- The early years
Part I: Introduction
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Bulls.com went one-on-one with several of Jordan's most prominent former teammates to tell the story of his career. Hear from the other players who helped make six world championships possible, including Scottie Pippen, John Paxson, B.J. Armstrong, Toni Kukoc and Bill Wennington.
Scottie Pippen: Jordan always ready to pull up his boots
For B.J. Armstrong, defining moment for Jordan was in defeat
Toni Kukoc finds playing with MJ worth the wait
The time Bill Wennington blocked Jordan's shot...
John Paxson: Jordan was never afraid of failing
Video: Michael Jordan's enshrinement speech
Video: Hall of Fame Michael Jordan tribute video
Video: Jordan speaks at the Hall of Fame press conference (09.11.09)
Video: Former teammates, coaches and adversaries look back on No. 23's career
Sam Smith highlights the top 23 moments of Jordan's professional career:
No. 23 | No. 22 | No. 21 | No. 20 | No. 19 | No. 18
No. 17 | No. 16 | No. 15 | No. 14 | No. 13 | No. 12
No. 11 | No. 10 | No. 9 | No. 8 | No. 7 | No. 6
No. 5 | No. 4 | No. 3 | No. 2 | No. 1
Video: Ultimate Competitor -- TNT crew of Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Reggie Miller, Marv Alberts and Doug Collins reflects on Jordan's career
Video: TNT's John Thompson and Michael Jordan just before his final retirement
Video: Chicago's 1998 championship and Jordan's final shot
Video: Jordan takes a look back at his career and accomplishments
Video: Ten of the best dunks from "His Airness"
Video: Jordan leads Hall of Fame's Class of 2009
Ten-time world champion and legendary coach Phil Jackson recalls the glory days of the 1990s in an exclusive interview with Bulls.com. Also hear from team Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf as he discusses Jordan's careers--basketball and baseball--and his defining MJ moment. The GM who drafted Jordan, Rod Thorn, shares his experience as well.
Inductees Jerry Sloan, John Stockton, NBA Commissioner David Stern, Michael Jordan, C. Vivian Stringer and David Robinson pose for a photo during the Bunn/Gowdy Awards Dinner at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on September 10, 2009 in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)