Celebrating 18th anniversary of Jordan's "I'm back" game
Michael you know best that would do coming back he came back -- practice -- -- a couple of times before he announced his comeback so we had an idea that he was. Contemplating Michael Jordan -- weeks of rumors to rest with a two word statement back on March 18 1995. It read simply I'm back. Ending a brief retirement from basketball and giving the NBA world and the Bulls a buzz that had been missing and you thought it. We'll doors. We're always excited. What did that you know will be back for us but. You really couldn't. Imagine -- comprehend just how special it would be. And on March 19 at Indianapolis against the rival Pacers MJ was indeed back. Who's -- we ran out on the court for Michael's first game back just the flashbulbs. It was like a lightning storm or something. And I'll never forget that moment was almost like. You know the jacksons words sound of The Beatles. It was unbelievable. The whole. Five -- the -- the excitement and anticipation. Armament run it through total for the first someone has come back and it was like. It was amazing. But the Bulls lost the game in overtime and Jordan was just seven of 28 from the field. His return of the NBA shifted the balance of power back to Chicago in the years that followed. Just being back. Feeling very confident in. -- -- -- To me. He came back against a very good basketball team and against. You know I would challenge and that's who is the other guard Reggie Miller's first first game back so. As the stories told -- gives great great doctor number 11 time did I so would have been a lock them down blocked his shot so. -- -- to do that story that didn't happen. Thought it was Michael Jordan who would laugh laugh. The following season the Bulls won an NBA record 72 games in route to their second three feet in eight years.
Former Bulls and Pacers players recall the day Michael Jordan came back to the NBA after a brief retirement and went on to help the Bulls win three more titles - 3/19