Over 15 years in the NBA, Michael Jeffrey Jordan established himself as not only a basketball legend, but also a world-renowned athlete. With 6 Championships, 5 MVPs, 14 All-Star appearances, 10 scoring titles, and 11 All-NBA appearances, his resume is one that cannot be matched — and his legacy is one that can hardly be beaten.
So, on the morning of his 58th birthday (February 17th, 2021), it’s no surprise to see NBA Twitter sound off with celebration. By the time the clock struck midnight, hundreds of tweets flooded social media, as fans took part in wishing their idol a Happy Birthday.
Happy 58th birthday to the NBA legend Michael Jordan.
— Xersis Dastur (@XersisDastur) February 17, 2021
It is the GOAT Michael Jordan’s Birthday today. 2,345 made shots today for the greatest to ever wear the number 23/45. pic.twitter.com/i0uXTVo969
— Jhn_25 (@8Mcquaid) February 17, 2021
— JT (@JeffTheGooon) February 17, 2021
— デラビボ (@DELAVIBO) February 17, 2021
My first basketball hero…
The one who made me watch the sport….
Happy birthday #MichaelJordan
— Satya Yerramilli (@satyayvs) February 17, 2021
Things have been overwhelmingly positive so far, and this is only the beginning. All throughout the day, the cake day messages will continue to pour in.
Just remember that today is Michael Jordan’s birthday. If you don’t wish him a happy birthday, he’ll take it personally.
— J. Justin Boggs (@jjboggs) February 17, 2021
#HappyBirthdayMichaelJordan Best part of this we have the same Birthday
— Paul (@Paul1723) February 17, 2021
Scottie Pippen: *doesn’t text MJ happy birthday by 12:01 a.m.*
— Blue Wire Podcasts (@bluewirepods) February 17, 2021
Happy Birthday, Michael Jordan pic.twitter.com/hR6jaVYwOL
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) February 17, 2021
Seeing all this slander on my TL…
Happy Birthday to the best player of ALL TIME, Michael Jordan. The one & only pic.twitter.com/FKRQSg4Juf
— (@glisteningnewt) February 17, 2021
The amount of love and support MJ is getting really shows how important he is for the game and for the fans. For many, he was what got them into basketball in the first place. His amazing talent, fierce competitiveness, and natural swagger captivated the 90s in a way the world had never seen before, and his greatness inspired many to go out and make the best of their own situations.
And although he’s pushing 60 now, folks clearly still hold him in high regard. Today, he’s being reminded of that.
Happy Birthday to the GOAT!