Michael Jordan was on top of the world. He had won three NBA titles and was unquestionably the best player in the NBA. And not only was he on top of the world in the game, but off the court, too. His shoes and his marketability were off the charts in 1993. But with all the great things going on, there was a surprise awaiting everyone who loved to watch him play.
On Oct. 6, 1993, after nine seasons, Jordan decided that he was done playing basketball. At a press conference, he announced that he was retiring from the NBA. The news would shock everyone, including the fans of the team. But what was even more shocking was his decision to play baseball in the minor leagues during his first retirement.