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Michael Jordan returned to the NBA 17 years ago today

Mar 19, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

Got a great reminder today from the guys at — they do a good job covering all that his happening in Europe — that it was March 19, 1995, that Michael Jordan returned to the Bulls after a couple of seasons swinging and missing at curve balls in the minor leagues. Seventeen years ago today.

Not that we need a lot of reason to run classic NBA videos, but this seemed a good occasion to pull out his return game video against the Pacers and run it. Enjoy a trip down memory lane.

  1. onereasonableman - Mar 19, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Um, I think you mean 17 years ago.

    • Kurt Helin - Mar 19, 2012 at 4:53 PM

      I did and fixed it quickly. My mistake.

      • onereasonableman - Mar 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM

        Thanks – I noted another typo in one of your articles today. You write interesting things. I’m not sure how rushed you are to get them posted, but I think your credibility will go up with just a little more proofreading. When I write, I read things backwards word by word. You’d be surprised how much you catch that way because you to slow down. Take it easy.

  2. juanandonly24 - Mar 19, 2012 at 3:06 PM


  3. leearmon - Mar 19, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Glad you guys QUiCKLY changed the headline. That was, with all due respect-pathetic.

    • jobotjones - Mar 19, 2012 at 3:46 PM

      what was the original headline?

  4. porkcarrot - Mar 19, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Math is Hard.

  5. slippyal2 - Mar 19, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    The greatest to have ever done, I remember getting home from church all excited. I still think he gets 2 more rings if he never left.

  6. losangelasbasketball - Mar 19, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    Is this the NBA’s Easter Sunday? Then he returned on the 3rd day from the grave?

  7. pudgalvin - Mar 19, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    Boy, you guys sure love pointing out typos.

    Watched the video for Jordan’s 55 against the Knicks that year. Bill Wennington loves to talk about the time he and Jordan combined for 57 at the Garden.

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