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Today (1999): Michael Jordan Retires from NBA for the Second Time

JoeSportsFanSenior Analyst IJanuary 13, 2010

January 13, 1999

On this day, Michael Jordan retired from the NBA for the second time.  With Phil Jackson’s contract expiring…and with the pending departures of Scottie Pippen (demanded a trade) and Dennis Rodman (signed with the Los Angeles Lakers) looming….and with the NBA involved in the latter stages of an owner-induced lockout, Jordan retired from the Chicago Bulls.

To put it in context, this one was *after* the whole Chicago White Sox debacle….but *before* the whole Washington Wizards experiment.

In short, had Jordan never retired on this day, 11 years ago…we he may never had made a triumphant return to the NBA via the Washington Wizards.  In which case, we would have never experienced this banner NBA moment…

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