Happy Birthday! NBA legend Michael Jordan turns 57

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Michael Jordan (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Happy Birthday, Michael Jordan! He was born on February 17, 1963 in New York, but moved to Wilmington when he was a toddler.

Jordan grew up playing high school basketball in Wilmington. He starred at Laney High in the early 1980s.

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On the birthday of His Airness, check out images of perhaps the NBA’s greatest honing his craft and living in the Port City.

In June 2019, Jordan donated more than $1.1 million to Laney High.



In November 2018, Jordan was in Wilmington to give back to victims of Hurricane Florence and donated sneakers to kids at the Boys & Girls Club.