Michael Jordan or more popularly known by his initials, MJ, is the most prominent NBA legend and superstar we have come to love and idolize. Since he became the first basketball player to be named NBA Finals MVP three years in a row, MJ’s career soared high not only in the sports industry but also in the entertainment world. Fans have been actively following his NBA matches until he announced his first retirement on October 6th of 1993. In fact, he went for a comeback in the early 2000s. But is it really over for the greatest of all time?
MJ’s plan to retire was the front-page headline of newspapers across the globe. It shocked everyone, but the grief was short-lived when he returned to NBA in 1995. However, MJ retired for the second time around on January 1999 and came back to the court a year after as the owner of Basketball Operations for the Washington Wizards. There’s more to that indecisive career path MJ is taking because he played for the NBA again from 2001-2003, under the Washington Wizards team.
His basketball career went quiet for a while even though he still gets numerous recognitions from the field such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Barrack Obama and the Forbes’ list of Highest-Paid Athletes of All Time. With this series of comings and goings inside and outside the NBA court, one would think that MJ has retired for good.
Today, it seems like the calling of the court is not that easy to ignore as Michael Jordan takes his first step back from retirement, for the third time around, in the arms of Washington Wizards! If all plan goes well, die-hard fans might have a chance of seeing him in the Playoffs. There is no other information aside from announcement yet, but the NBA family is positive that we will witness the rise of the legend again.