The following year, Earvin "Magic" Johnson made a comeback as well recording 19 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds for the Los Angeles Lakers.
A game for the ages.
Sure, those were two of the greatest comeback stories of all time, but they simply cannot compete with Jamaal Tinsley's return to the hardwood a couple of weeks ago.
The future Hall-of-Fame point guard, now with the Memphis Grizzlies, played in his first game since the middle of the 2007-08 season.
Tinsley entered the game with 4:09 left in the first quarter receiving a standing ovation from the excited FedExForum fans.
Just his presence alone was enough to put fear into the eyes of the lowly Clippers.
"Man, it seemed like everything was going great for us until Tinsley came into the game," Clippers guard Baron Davis said. "Playing against arguably the greatest point guard of all time made me really nervous. I have to admit I was in awe."
Tinsley was emotional following the game as he spoke to TNT's Craig Sager.
"You don't know how much I missed this game," a teary-eyed Tinsley said. "Now I see why Michael Jordan couldn't stay retired. I love the game of basketball."
Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins faced a tough decision on rather to start Tinsley or have him backup All-Star Mike Conley.
"I wasn't quite sure if I wanted to bring Jamaal off the bench," Hollins told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. "I definitely didn't want him to react like Allen Iverson did. We can't afford to lose another All-Star."
Conley will most likely be traded within the next few weeks since it doesn't make since for Memphis to have two superstar point guards on their roster.
The Grizzlies are the favorites to win the NBA championship this year.
The last thing they need is poor team chemistry.