48 years ago today, one of the greatest athlete ever to play the game of basketball was born. The second son to Delores and the late James Jordan, the scrawny kid from Brooklyn named Michael Jeffrey Jordan shared a passion for sports with his father and older brother. Though lackluster as first, he found fame soon on the court of Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina. There was no looking back from that point on in his life. So as fans gathered in Los Angeles today for the first official day of 2011 NBA All-Star Game, take a moment to honor one of the men who propelled the game to a whole new level and made us all believe that we can soar in the sky. Happy Birthday to His Airness, Michael Jordan!