Because it was his dad dream..
Michael Jordan's father was murdered on July 23, 1993. On October 6, 1993, Michael Jordan retired for the first time, later citing that the death of his father shaped that decision.
What was Michael Jordan's NBA contract signing from his 1st year with the Bulls to his retirement with the wizards
Michael Jordan's dad, 1993, leading to his first retirement
Michael returned to the bulls in 1995. They did not won their next championship until 1996.
Michael Jordan has 6 Championships total. 3 in a row before his first retirement and 3 in a row after.
The first time Michael Jordan dunked was when he was in the 7th grade.
The first team Michael Jordan played for in the NBA, is the same team he was drafted by; the Chicago Bulls. He ended up playing there until his second retirement in 1998.
Michael Jordan was in the 9th grade when he first dunked. He was 5'8".