While most of The Last Dances commentary on Michael Jordan is flattering, Jordans career featured several controversies that will be explored in upcoming episodes. One was his shocking decision to retire from the NBA in October 1993.
Jordan was only 30 years old at time. He was healthy and seemed to be at his professional peak. Four months earlier the Bulls had won their third-straight title. The former UNC star and Olympic Gold medalist had led the league in scoring for the seventh straight season and been named the 1993 Finals most valuable player. But life was hardly perfect. Over the summer, Jordan had experienced personal tragedy with the murder of his father, James Jordan, Sr.
In a nationally-televised press conference held at …
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