Date of homecoming: 1/19/2002
New team: Washington Wizards
Former team: Chicago Bulls
What transpired: Three seasons removed from "The Final Shot" Michael Jordan announced he was returning to the NBA and joining the Washington Wizards—the same team he was a part owner and President of Basketball Operations for.
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Just weeks after the 9/11 attacks, Michael Jordan came out of retirement and said that his salary would go to the victims of the terrorist attacks. It's hard to hate on a man who does that and is also recognized as the greatest basketball player of all time. So when Jordan returned to the United Center, Bulls fans welcomed him back with open arms. MJ wasn't his vintage self but still put up respectable numbers for a 38-year-old in his return to the Windy City. His Airness shot 7-21 from the field, dropping 16 points in the Wizards 77-69 victory over the Bulls.