Michael Jordan was in his 13th season in the NBA. He turned 35-years-old in February 1998 — right in the middle of the 1997-98 season. By then, he already had five title rings in the bag and was gunning for his sixth championship and second three-peat.
Why did Jordan retire in 98?
Though he had earlier stated publicly that he would not play for any coach besides Jackson, Jordan explained his decision to retire by saying he had lost the drive and desire that was necessary to continue playing at such a high level, and that he wanted to spend more time with his family.
Who is better Lebron Kobe or Jordan?
James has been a part of 13.5% of the NBA Finals in NBA history. … Both Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan had extraordinary early and middle years and had edge over Lebron James. But if players consistency, longevity and all-round performance are considered, Lebron James is better amongst the three.