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Because when he came back from his first retirement from Basketball (when he was playing Baseball), his original number, 23, had been retired.

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Q: Why did Michael Jordan choose the number 45?
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Why did Michael Jordan choose twenty-three to wear as his signature number?

Because that's the number he wanted. Jordan wanted to prove he was at least half as good as his brother Larry, who wore #45 in high school, and continuously beat Michael in one on one as children.

Why did Michael Jordan retire?

MJ's RetirementMichael Jordan retired in 1993 shortly after his father was murdered by some teens. It meant a lot to him for his father to have seen his last game. He then played baseball for the Birmingham Barons, where he wore number 45. He returned to the NBA in March 1995. He used his baseball number 45 at first, but during the playoffs he switched back to his number 23. Jordan Retired again in 1999. Jordan returned with the Washington Wizards just over a year later, and then retired for the (presumably) final time in 2003.Conspiracy TheoryThere are some who believe that Jordan's initial retirement was an under-the-counter one-year suspension by NBA Commissioner David Stern because of the well-publicized gambling Jordan was taking part in, and the suspicion that the murder of Jordan's father may have been gambling-related. See the attached link.

Which four numbers has Michael Jordan worn?

#23 - Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards#45 - Chicago Bulls (1994-95 season only)#12 - Jordan wore this number for one night, due to his #23 jersey being stolen before the game.#9 - USA Olympic basketball team (1984, 1992)

What was Michael Jordans jersey number?

23Michael Jordan wore #23 for most of his NBA career. He wore #45hen playing Minor League Baseball. When he returned to the NBA, he briefly wore #45 as his#23ad been retired. He returned to his #23 month later.

Why Michel Jordan wears the 23?

He wears the number 23 jersey because his brother Larry wore 45 when he played and he wanted to be at least half the player he was.

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