Roger Federer and Michael Jordan are arguably the two biggest sports stars from 1990 to today: beloved, revered by hordes of crazy fans, they are considered to be among the greatest, if not the greatest, in tennis and the NBA.
Today Federer and Jordan are thinking of having a business together. Like? It would seem that the two champions would like to buy a baskeball team in the USA, and even rumors speak of an NBA team! Michael, for his athletic and technical qualities, was elected in 1999 the greatest North American athlete of the twentieth century by the sports television channel ESPN.
The fame acquired on the field made him a sports icon, to the point of pushing Nike to dedicate a line of basketball shoes to him called Air Jordan, introduced in 1984. He was then chosen third in the 1984 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls and quickly became one of the stars of the league, helping to spread the NBA globally in the 1980s and 1990s.
In 1991 he won his first NBA title with the Bulls, then repeated with two more successes in 1992 and 1993, winning a three-peat, after which he retired to pursue a career in baseball. He returned to the Bulls in 1995 and led them to another three-peat victory (1996, 1997 and 1998).
He retired a second time in 1999, then returned as a member of the Washington Wizards from 2001 to 2003, and then retired permanently. Individual honors include six Finals MVPs, ten Top Scorer titles (both records), five Regular Season MVPs, ten All-NBA First Team and nine All-Defensive First Team selections, fourteen NBA appearances All-Star Game, three All-Star Game MVPs and an NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.
He holds NBA records for the highest point average in regular season history (30.12 points per game) and in playoff history (33.45 points per game). He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame twice: in 2009 for his individual career and in 2010 as a member of the Dream Team.
He became a member of the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2015. On November 22, 2016, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States, by US President Barack Obama. If you have read the article up to this point, you will realize that you were the victims of an April Fool!