In March of 1995, Michael Jordan began to get the urge to hit the hardwood again. With Major League Baseball enduring a strike, Michael began working out with fellow Bulls players B.J. Armstrong and Scottie Pippen. With the Bulls struggling during the midway point of the 1994-95 season, MJ would notify his agent David Falk and release a press release with merely two-words: “I’m Back.”
Michael’s first game back was against the Indiana Pacers, as he would score 19 points and help draw the largest ratings for an NBA game since 1975. In addition, a couple of games later, MJ would hit the game-winning jumper against the Atlanta Hawks as well as provide his memorable “Double Nickel” game against the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden. All of this would happen while rocking the number 45 and the Air Jordan 10.