Current stars celebrate Jordan at 50

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07:48 AM February 18th, 2013

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By: Kristie Rieken, February 18th, 2013 07:48 AM

In this Dec. 14, 2011, file photo, Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan speaks during an NBA basketball news conference in Charlotte, N.C. AP FILE PHOTO

HOUSTON – Michael Jordan turned 50 on Sunday, giving this year’s NBA 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 said, “everything he did was groundbreaking.”

Jordan won six titles and picked up five MVP awards during a career spent mostly with the Chicago 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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