Why did Jordan change his number to 45?
The five-time MVP made his first appearance back the NBA on March 19, 1995, in a 103-96 loss to the Indiana Pacers, bringing 45 with him to Chicago. In his autobiography For the Love of the Game, he explained his reasoning was tied to his father’s murder in July 1993.
Who wears number 23?
Michael Jordan is the most iconic No. 23 in NBA history, and he really made the number the important figure it is on basketball fans’ minds.
Did the Bulls retire 23?
As a way to honor key contributors including players, coaches, fans, broadcasters and announcers, National Basketball Association (NBA) teams often retire their jersey numbers, win totals or microphones.
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