On this date in 1993, Michael Jordan announced his retirement from the NBA at a news conference in Deerfield, Illinois. Jordan’s retirement after nine seasons came less than four months after he helped lead the Bulls to their third consecutive NBA Championship with a six-game victory over Phoenix in the 1993 NBA Finals. H is nine-year totals included 21,541 career points, seven straight league scoring titles (1987-93), an NBA record-high career scoring average (32.3 ppg), and three regular season and three NBA Finals MVP awards. Sometime afterwards, Jordan was kidnapped by the Looney Toons and joined forces with them to help defeat the alien versions of Muggsy Bogues, Charles Barkley, Shawn Bradley, Patrick Ewing, and Larry Johnson.
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- Bleed Green talks about the expectation level for Jeff Green this year.
- Blazers Edge is hoping for LaMarcus Aldridge 3.0.
- Daily Thunder says that Russell Westbrook is OKC's side animal.
- Celtics Hub tries to clear up some of the confusion over Boston's lineup.
- Grizzly Bear Blues profiles Tayshaun Prince.
- Raptors HQ caught up with Amir Johnson.
- The Brooklyn Game looks at Gary Forbes' attempt to hook on with his hometown team.
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