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Exactly 20 years ago today, Michael Jordan shocked the sports world by announcing that he was making a return to the Chicago Bulls less than two years after retiring from the NBA to pursue a baseball career. But do you know what shocked us most about his announcement? The way he went about doing it.
Back in 1995, the Internet as we know it today didn't exist. There was no Facebook. No Twitter. And no such thing as "social media." So when MJ made his announcement, he did it by having his agent David Falk send a fax out to a bunch of newspapers and magazines. The press release was very short and, for Bulls fans, very sweet:
Before long, those two words were splashed across the front of every newspaper in the nation, and they even appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated:
It made for quite the comeback story.
Even so, we can't help but wonder how MJ's return would have played out if he'd made it in 2015 as opposed to 1995. Something tells us that it would have gone down much, much differently. So on the 20th anniversary of his comeback, we decided to take a look at how we think "I'm back" would have been received in the Internet age. Check out how the day probably would have went.