Because when he came back from his first retirement from basketball (when he was playing baseball), his original number, 23, had been retired.
Michael Jordan has gone back twice in his career. First, he retired in 1993 after hearing about his father's death in South Carolina, then came out of retirement in 1998 and played for the Chicago Bulls until 2000. He then retired again, and came out of retirement again in 2001 and joined the Washington Wizards, who were formed the year he came out of retirement for the first time. He played for the Washington Wizards for 2 years (2001-2003), then retired from basketball for good (at least I think...!)
michael jordan was one of historys greatest generals in the first regimant
Michael Jordan once retired in 1993 because of citing a loss of desire to play the game and he later stated the murder of his Father Michael Jordan Sr. earlier in the year shaped his decision. But in 1995 Michael Jordan went back in the league. In 1999 with Phil Jackson's contract expiring, and the pending departure of Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman looming, and being in the latter stages of an owner- induced of lockout player, Jordan retired for the second time. In 2000 Jordan went back in the NBA not as a player but as the part owner and Presidentials of Basketball Operations of the Washington Wizards. In 2001 Michael Jordan announced for his professional play with the Wizards. And in 2003 Jordan announce his third retirement and that was his last retirement.
Michael Jordan idolized his brother. He thought he had half his skills. His brother wore 45. Half of that is 22.5. Round that off and that's 23. When Jordan came back to the Bulls after his first retirement, he briefly wore the number 45 before going back to #23 in the 1996-97 season.Michael Jordan idolized his older brother Larry who wore 45. Michael wanted to be half the man Larry was so divided 45 by 2 and rounded it up to 23.See the Related Links for an interesting article on the matter.
When he first came into the NBA he was 22.
Jordan hasn't made the hall of fame yet...I think its 4 or 5 years you gotta be retired and Jordan came back from retirement so gotta wait again. I think he gets it this year
Yes, Michael Jordan gives back to his community. He also involves himself in charities, foundations, and fundraisers.
His brother Larry wore number 45 when he played in school. Jordan wanted half the number...and settled for 23. When he came out of retirement the firs time, he went back to the 45 number and then eventually setteed for the 23
Micheal Jordan retired because his father was shot while a group of teenagers tried to rob him not noticing that he was Michael Jordan's dad
He came back in 1996.
no he did not play a game with Michael Jordan. Michael Retired in 1999 then came back again but with the wizards and officially Retired in 2001.
First he went to the Bulls and then went to play baseball and then he went to the Wizards then back to the Bulls
$0.00 because Jordan was not a rookie when he had back to back championships.
You would be lucky if you got $10 on eBay for the card. Shame, I bought one also, & payed a lot for it back then.
Michael Jordan was an NBA player that joined the Chicago Bulls in 1984 and Lead his team to NBA championship Titles when Scottie Pippen joined. The won the NBA Title in 1991, 1992, and 1993 then Michael Jordan announced his retirement to play in the minor leages of proffesianal baseball. He then came back in 1995 but couldn't lead his team to the NBA Finals. Then in 1996 he was detirmaned to bring back the NBA title to Chicago and won the Finals three more times in 1996, 1997, and 1998. After the '98 season, he announced his second retirement. But he came back again in 2002 to play for an exspansion team he made to donate his salary to charity. He retired for the third and final time in 2003 and still advertises for many companies.
Michael Jordan did not initially graduate from North Carolina. He did come back in 1986, however, to receive his Geography bachelor's degree.
yes it is true michael jordan could possibly be making a return to the nba no one knows for sure but sources say that he still has his jumpshot but his quickness has faded . but you know and i know the guys michael jordan.
yeah he will otherwise i wont buy it and itll suck! yes i want Michael Jordan back to 2k10 i want Michael Jordan real graphic like scottie pippen. thanks for nba 2k9 i like it.
Hickory smoked baby back ribs cost approximately $23 at Michael Jordan's restaurant.