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  • 1960s

  • 1970s

  • 1980s

  • 1990s


    • 1991


    • 1992


    • 1993

      • 1993: A Nike commercial shown during the 1993 Super Bowl XXVII featured Jordan and Bugs Bunny playing basketball against a group of Martian characters. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
      • 1993: Fittingly, Jordan and the Bulls met Barkley and his Phoenix Suns in the 1993 NBA Finals. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
      • 1993: Although Jordan abruptly retired from basketball at the beginning of the 1993–94 NBA season to pursue a career in baseball, he rejoined the Bulls in 1995 and led them to three additional championships (1996, 1997, and 1998) as well as an NBA-record 72 regular-season wins in the 1995-96 NBA season. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
      • 1993: During the Bulls' playoff run in 1993, controversy arose when Jordan was seen gambling in Atlantic City, New Jersey the night before a game against the New York Knicks. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
      • October 6, 1993: "I've reached the pinnacle of my career. I just feel that I don't have anything else to prove." - Michael Jordan, Wikiquote.
      • October 6, 1993: Jordan announced his retirement, citing a loss of desire to play the game. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.

    • 1994

      • 1994: He also appeared for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the 1994 Arizona Fall League. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
      • 1994: But the 1994–95 version of the Bulls was a shell of the championship squad of just two years earlier. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
      • 1994: However, torn cartilage in his right knee ended Jordan's season after only 60 games, the fewest he had played in a regular season since playing 17 games after returning from his first retirement during the 1994–95 season. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.

    • 1995

      • 1995: Freshly motivated by the playoff defeat, Jordan trained aggressively for the 1995–96 season. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.

    • 1996

      • 1996: Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996 - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
      • 1996: Jordan also starred in the 1996 feature film Space Jam as himself. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
      • 1996: He founded a Chicago area Boys & Girls Club and dedicated it to his father. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
      • 1996: Jordan finished among the top three in regular-season MVP voting a record 10 times, and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
      • 1996: The Super Bowl commercial inspired the 1996 live action/animated movie Space Jam, which starred Jordan and Bugs in a fictional story set during his first retirement. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
      • September, 1996: In the September 1996 issue of Sport, which was the publication's 50th anniversary issue, Jordan was named the greatest athlete of the past 50 years. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.

    • 1997

      • 1997: During the 1997 NBA All-Star Game, Jordan posted the only triple double in All-Star Game history in a victorious effort, however he did not receive the MVP award. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
      • 1997: Jordan and the Bulls compiled a 62–20 record in the 1997–98 season. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.

    • 1998

      • 1998: The 1998 Finals holds the highest television rating of any Finals series in history, and Game 6 holds the highest television rating of any game in NBA history. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
      • June 14, 1998: The Bulls returned to Utah for Game 6 on June 14, 1998 leading the series 3–2. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
      • 1998: In his 1998 autobiography For the Love of the Game, Jordan wrote that he had been preparing for retirement as early as the summer of 1992. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
      • 1998: By 1998, the season of his Finals-winning shot against the Jazz, he was well known throughout the league as a clutch performer. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.

    • 1999

      • January 13, 1999: "This is a day that I had hoped would never come. It has to be the toughest day in the history of the Chicago Bulls. It's a tough day for Chicago." - Michael Jordan, Wikiquote.
      • February 18, 1999: "I'm retired 99.9%. Of course, there always is that .1%." - Michael Jordan, Wikiquote.
      • 1999: Jordan retired for a second time in 1999, but returned for two more NBA seasons in 2001 as a member of the Washington Wizards. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
      • 1999: He was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN, and was second to Babe Ruth on the Associated Press's list of athletes of the century. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
  • 2000s

    • January 19, 2000: Jordan returned to the NBA not as a player, but as part owner and President of Basketball Operations for the Washington Wizards. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • 2001: At several points he openly criticized his teammates to the media, citing their lack of focus and intensity, notably that of the number one draft pick in the 2001 NBA Draft, Kwame Brown. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • 2001: Inspired by the NHL comeback of his friend Mario Lemieux the previous winter,[75] Jordan spent much of the spring and summer of 2001 in training, holding several invitation-only camps for NBA players in Chicago. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • September 25, 2001: Jordan announced his return to professional play with the Wizards, indicating his intention to donate his salary as a player to a relief effort for the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • January 4, 2002: Jordan and Juanita filed for divorce on January 4, 2002, citing irreconcilable differences, but reconciled shortly thereafter. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • December 29, 2002: They again filed for divorce and were granted a final decree of dissolution of marriage on December 29, 2006, commenting that the decision was made "mutually and amicably". - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • February 21, 2003: Jordan became the first 40-year-old to tally 43 points in an NBA game. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • February 27, 2003: Johnson announced that he was selling the Bobcats to a group headed by minority owner and basketball operations head Michael Jordan, pending league approval. - Charlotte Bobcats, Wikipedia.
    • April 11, 2003: The Miami Heat retired the number 23 jersey on April 11, 2003, even though Jordan had never played for the team. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • April 16, 2003: Jordan's final NBA game was on April 16, 2003 in Philadelphia. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • 2004: Since 2004, Jordan has owned Michael Jordan Motorsports, a professional closed-course motorcycle road racing team that competes with two Suzukis in the premier Superbike class sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • 2005: Jordan talked to Ed Bradley of the CBS evening show 60 Minutes about his gambling and admitted that he made some reckless decisions. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • February 15, 2006: The New Zealand Herald compared his retirement to those of Michael Jordan and Björn Borg on February 15 2006. - Chris Cairns, Wikipedia.
    • June 15, 2006: Jordan bought a minority stake in the Charlotte Bobcats, becoming the team's second-largest shareholder behind majority owner Robert L. Johnson. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • July 21, 2006: A Cook County, Illinois judge determined that Jordan did not owe his alleged former lover Karla Knafel $5 million. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • November 22, 2006: "Once Michael gets up there he says, "Well, maybe I’ll just hang up here in the air for a while, just sit back." Then all of a sudden, he says, "Well, maybe I’ll 360. No, I changed my mind. I’ll go up on the other side." He’s just incredible." - Michael Jordan, Wikiquote.
    • April 20, 2007: "To me, Jordan is the god of Basketball, and I think he will always be." - Michael Jordan, Wikiquote.
    • 2007: Jeffrey graduated as a member of the 2007 graduating class and played his first collegiate basketball game on November 11, 2007, for the University of Illinois. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • April 6, 2009: He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame on April 6, 2009 and was inducted on September 11, 2009. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: He began attending the University of Central Florida in the fall of 2009. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: "I can remember a game, we were down with about 5 to 10 points, I go off about 25 points, we come back and win the game, we're walking off the floor. Tex (Winter) looks at me and says "There's no "I" in team!" I looked at Tex and say, "There's not, but there's an 'I' in win!"" - Michael Jordan, Wikiquote.
    • 2009: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2009 - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: "[Jerry Krause] said organizations win championships. I said, "I didn't see organizations playing with the flu in Utah."" - Michael Jordan, Wikiquote.
    • 2009: After two seasons, Jeffrey left the Illinois basketball team in 2009, but later rejoined. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: Marcus transferred to Whitney Young High School after his sophomore year and graduated in 2009. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: "I was in Chicago in 1994 and at this time I had no thoughts of coming back and playing the game of basketball, Bryon Russell came over to me and said, "Why'd you quit? You know I could guard you." When I did come back in 1995 and we played Utah in '96, I'm at the center circle and Bryon Russell is standing next to me. I said, "You remember what you said in 1994 about, 'I think I can guard you, I can shut you down, I would love to play against you?' Well, you're about to get your chance."" - Michael Jordan, Wikiquote.
    • 2009: Johnson put the team up for sale in the summer of 2009, and rumors immediately abounded that Jordan would seek to buy the team. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: "(In 1985, Jordan broke his foot and the team wanted to limit his return for fear of worsening the injury) The [Bulls] came up with this whole theory you can play seven minutes a game when I'm practicing two hours a day... I didn’t agree with that math. I wanted to play. I wanted to make the playoffs. [...] Jerry [Reinsdorf] said, "Let me ask if you had a headache and" - there was a 10 percent chance then I’d reinjure my ankle - "and you've got 10 tablets and one of them is coated with cyanide, would you take it?" I looked at him and said, "How bad is the headache?" Jerry looked at me and said, "I guess that's a good answer, you can go back and play."" - Michael Jordan, Wikiquote.
    • August, 2009: The Basketball Hall of Fame opened a Michael Jordan exhibit containing items from his college and NBA careers, as well as from the 1992 "Dream Team". - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • September, 2009: He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in September 2009, with former Bulls teammates Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Charles Oakley, Ron Harper, Steve Kerr, and Toni Kukoc in attendance. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • September 11, 2009: NBA legends Michael Jordan, John Stockton and David Robinson along with Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan were inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame. - 2009–10 NBA season, Wikipedia.
    • September 7, 2009: It was announced that Michael Jordan had chosen Thompson to introduce him for his Basketball Hall of Fame induction. - David Thompson (basketball), Wikipedia.
  • 2010s

    • February 27, 2010: The Bobcats announced that Johnson had reached an agreement with Jordan and his group, MJ Basketball Holdings, to buy the team pending NBA approval. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • February, 2010: It was confirmed that Jordan is seeking majority ownership of the team. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.
    • March 17, 2010: The NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved Jordan's purchase, making him the first former NBA player ever to become the majority owner of a league franchise. - Michael Jordan, Wikipedia.






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