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Year on the Wheaties Box: 1988

Although best known for his slam dunks and years with the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan also had an impressive Olympic career as part of the so-called "Dream Team."

Along with his team, Jordan won gold medals at the 1984 Los Angeles and 1992 Barcelona Olympics. At the 1992 games, Jordan was the only player to start in all eight games and was the United States’ second highest scorer. Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin are the only men’s basketball players to claim gold medals during both their amateur and professional careers.

In addition to this honor, Jordan also holds NBA records for the highest career regular season scoring average and the highest career playoff scoring average. He was a five-time MVP, Defensive Player of the Year and won numerous other important awards.