Michael Jordan turns 50

Michael Jordan turns 50

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SEATTLE - 1987: Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls goes for a dunk during the Slam Dunk Competition, part of the 1987 NBA All-Star Weekend at the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright 1987 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on February 16, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 5:00 PM

HOUSTON - Michael Jordan turned 50 on Sunday, giving this year's All-Stars a chance to reflect on his illustrious career and how much he still means to the sport.

In a weekend filled with the NBA's greatest players, Jordan was the topic no one could stop talking about. Though he hasn't played since the 2002-03 season, Jordan's influence still permeates the league and its players.

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade says, "everything he did was groundbreaking."

Jordan won six titles and picked up five MVP awards during a career spent mostly with the Bulls that began in 1984.

Jordan was in Houston this weekend, and celebrated his birthday early with a private bash on Friday at the Museum of Fine Arts with guests including LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.
 

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