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UNC Basketball Alumni: 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan’s first title

Jun 1991: Guard Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers (bottom, left corner) shakes hands with guard John Paxton of the Chicago Bulls, right, as the Bulls celebrate after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA finals at the Great Western Forum in I

After Michael Jordan left the UNC Basketball program following three impressive years in Chapel Hill, he went on to have a historic 15-year career in the NBA and is considered the greatest to ever play the game.

Jordan was selected by the Chicago Bulls No. 3 overall in the 1984 NBA Draft and while he got the franchise to the playoffs in each of his first six seasons, he kept falling short.