“I’m Back” 20 Years Ago Jordan Came Back Wearing the 45

On this day March 18 1995 MJ return to basketball with the Chicago Bulls. The excitement of those days are still tangible. However, it the next three seasons, Jordan brought ‘home’ another Threepeat! Jordan did initially appear with his Baseball number 45. He did return to his iconic # 23 in the 2nd play-off game Vs the Orlando Magic…’I’m Back!’ On This day March 18 1995, with baseball out of the picture due to a player strike, Michael Jordan answers the prayers of hoops fans everywhere and returns to the game he loves.

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Jordan only wore number #45 for (22) games in his career in 1995, after coming back of retirement after 17 months with out playing in the @nba but still provided some amazing highlights before returning back to number #23.

Written by Nick Endress

Nick Endress

Nick the Quick Endress is an avid fan of basketball and hip hop, and a contributing writer with WJS since 2013. Nick has interviewed rappers, ballers, rapper ballers, and baller rappers on the site and continues to preach that the NBA should have a team in Europe. Maybe because Nick currently lives outside London where to them Football is actually played with your feet, can you believe this fatuousness?