One of the most memorable events in my life, was when Michael Jordan came back to the Washington Wizards in 2001. Not only was it a huge event because of him being the biggest name ever in the NBA, but also, he donated his entire salary to help the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
When Jordan announced that he was coming back to play for the Wizards, I was overjoyed. I was born in Chicago, and had grown up idolizing #23, and now that I was living in Baltimore, I would be able to see him in action again. He was still an amazing player even after the break, and he led the Wizards in scoring for the years he played with them.
MJ was an emotional leader on the team for the years that he was there, but the biggest part of his comeback was that he donated his salary to help those affected by the 9/11 attacks. It made him even more of a hero in my eyes, because now he was playing for free, and proved that he just truly loved the game. Jordan proved to be the noblest and greatest individual in the NBA ever, and he made that mark even stronger with his return to the Wizards.
Now, in a time where players will refuse to play until they get another million dollars, Jordan really showed what it meant to play because you loved the game, and he helped a great cause as well.
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