MJ retired three times. First, he called it quits after the Chicago Bulls pulled off their first three-peat. Jordan was being investigated for having gambling issues, and dealing with the murder of his father. Jordan spent 1994 playing baseball for the Birmingham Baron, a Chicago White Sox class A minor league affiliate. When “His Airness” famously announced to the basketball world, “I’m back,” the Bulls claimed three more NBA titles before Jordan retired again in 1999. He returned again to play two years for the Washington Wizards and left for the last time (we think) after the 2002-03 season at age 40.
The greatest athletes can’t always walk away.
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