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"It is a virtual certainty that since the award originated in 1954, no athlete has been as popular on a worldwide scale as Jordan is now and, for that matter, has been for the last several years. He has surpassed every standard by which we gauge the fame of an athlete and, with few exceptions, has handled the adulation with preternatural grace and ease that have cut across lines of race, age and gender."

Text by Jack McCallum
Issue Date: December 23, 1991


In 1991 Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to their first NBA championship. Jordan averaged 31.5 points per game to lead the league in scoring for a fifth consecutive season and also took home his second straight MVP award.

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