Though he scored his 30,000th career point on January 4, 2002, against his former team, the Bulls, Jordan was never able to lead the Wizards into playoff competition. He retired for the third and final time on April 16, 2003. Jordan’s time on the Bulls was the subject of a docuseries The Last Dance on ESPN in 2020.
What age did Jordan retire from the Wizards?
Chicago dominated again for three consecutive terms until the end of the 1997-98 season when Jordan called it quits one more time, at the age of 35. But that is not all. “Air Jordan” made another unexpected return to the NBA with the Washington Wizards a 38-year-old.
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 the oldest player in NBA history?
Hickey is the oldest player to ever appear in an NBA game. He was 45 years and 363 days old when he played in 1948 for the Providence Steamrollers. The more modern comparison is Kevin Willis.
What age did Shaq retire?
Shaquille O’Neal Retires at Age 39