Michael Jordan On Why He Chose No. 45 When He Came Back From First Retirement

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By Aaron Abhishek Orlando Magic star Nick Anderson’s cocky comment was all that Michael Jordan needed to switch from 45 to 23. Michael Jordan’s return to the NBA from retirement late into the 1995 season was one of the biggest talking points of that year. In addition, he turned heads when he sported 45 as his jersey number instead of the iconic 23. Jordan’s return with his famous “I’m Back” proclamation was regarded as the boldest comeback, and it came with some changes. Speaking on ‘The Last Dance’, Jordan explained why he picked 45 as the number when he returned to the Chicago Bulls, and it …

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