March 18, 1995

On This Date in in 1995, Michael Jordan announced he was ending his 17 month NBA retirement. There were rumors that Jordan had ‘retired’ rather than being suspended due to his suspected gambling. But in 1996, the documentary ‘Space Jam’ came out showed the true story of Michael Jordan’s retirement and his subsequent return to the NBA. He quit to try his hand at baseball to honor the memory of his deceased father and he returned to basketball after Bugs Bunny convinced him to go back to the sport at which he was the best in the universe.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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