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JORDAN RELEASE DATES

JAN. 15 - AJ 33 - Red

JAN. 19 - RETRO 4 - Black/Gum

JAN. 24 - AJ1 HI - Grey/Crimson

JAN. 24 - AJ 33 - All Star

FEB. 1 - WHY NOT 0.2 - BHM

FEB. 1 - RETRO 2 - BHM

FEB. 1 - RETRO 1 HI - BHM

FEB. 2 - RETRO 5 - Blue/Yellow

FEB. 5 - RETRO 12 - Chinese NY

FEB. 5 - AJ 33 - Chinese New Year

FEB. 6 - WHY NOT 0.2 - Black/White

FEB. 9 - RETRO 9 - White/Navy

FEB. 9 - GIRLS AJ 4 - Berry/Pink

FEB. 14 - WMNS AJ 1 - Patent Blue

FEB. 14 - TRAVIS SCOTT x AJ 33

FEB. 15 - RETRO 1 HI - Turbo Green

FEB. 16 - RETRO 6 - Black/Infrared

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“What were the Chicago Bulls before him? …Cows.”

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- Chick Hearn, Legendary Lakers broadcaster

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The reason JORDAN left the NBA to play baseball. It was 1993 and the Bulls had just won their third straight championship. MJ was exhausted and out of challenges. He felt he had nothing else to prove on the court. His father had tried to get him to retire in '91 after the first championship, so he could give baseball a shot. Then out of nowhere in July '93 Michael's father was murdered. His body was found floating in a creek in South Carolina after being shot. His red Lexus with license plate UNC0023 was stripped and found in the woods near Fayetteville, N.C. It was an easy decision for Michael. Retire from the NBA, and make an attempt at baseball to honor his father's wish.

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Coincidentally, Jerry Reinsdorf, the owner of the Bulls, also owned the Chicago White Sox. The Birmingham Barons were a double-A affiliate of the Sox, so Mike made a deal with Reinsdorf to play for the Barons. Fortunately for basketball fans the MLB went on strike in August 1994. With nothing to do because of the baseball lockout Mike decided to visit the Bulls practice facility in Deerfield, IL to see his old friends (Scottie Pippen & B.J. Armstrong). Phil Jackson let Michael participate in practices for a few weeks and that's when the desire to play the game emerged. Then on March 18, 1995 Jordan sent a two-word fax to the media: "I'm back." The rest is history.