Michael Jordan is finally being inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan is finally being inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
The ceremony will take place in Charlotte on Dec. 14 at halftime of the game between the Toronto Raptors and the Charlotte Bobcats. Jordan is the Bobcats’ majority owner.
The hall’s board of directors elected Jordan in 1993 after he led the Chicago Bulls to the third of six NBA championships. But he had retired from basketball and was playing minor-league baseball, starting a long wait for a hall that requires inductees to personally accept the invitation.
Jordan hit the jump shot in 1982 that gave Dean Smith his first NCAA championship at North Carolina.
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