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.
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.
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!