On Feb. 7 1994, four months after shocking the sports world by retiring from basketball on the heels of three consecutive NBA Championships, Michael Jordan took it even further by signing a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox.  After 18 months and a .202 career batting average, Jordan retired from baseball and returned to the Chicago Bulls, where he won three more championships. (John Iacono/SI)
GALLERY: Michael Jordan: Ballplayer

On Feb. 7 1994, four months after shocking the sports world by retiring from basketball on the heels of three consecutive NBA Championships, Michael Jordan took it even further by signing a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox.  After 18 months and a .202 career batting average, Jordan retired from baseball and returned to the Chicago Bulls, where he won three more championships. (John Iacono/SI)

GALLERY: Michael Jordan: Ballplayer

Michael Jordan hits a fallaway jump shot to pass Wilt Chamberlain for third on the NBA’s all-time scoring as the Washington Wizards played the New Orleans Hornets on Jan. 22, 2003.  The basket, which gave Jordan 14 points with a minute left in first half, put Jordan’s career scoring at 31,420 points in his 1,032nd regular season game. (Andrew J. Cohoon/AP)
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Michael Jordan hits a fallaway jump shot to pass Wilt Chamberlain for third on the NBA’s all-time scoring as the Washington Wizards played the New Orleans Hornets on Jan. 22, 2003.  The basket, which gave Jordan 14 points with a minute left in first half, put Jordan’s career scoring at 31,420 points in his 1,032nd regular season game. (Andrew J. Cohoon/AP)

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Michael Jordan rises up for a buzzer-beater to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1989 playoffs. Jordan hit a jumper with six seconds remaining to give the Bulls a lead, only for the Cavaliers to take it right back with a layup by Craig Ehlo with three seconds left. Jordan, double-teamed on the inbounds play, got just enough separation to receive the ball and get the shot off over Ehlo to win the first-round series in five games. (Manny Millan/SI)
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Michael Jordan rises up for a buzzer-beater to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1989 playoffs. Jordan hit a jumper with six seconds remaining to give the Bulls a lead, only for the Cavaliers to take it right back with a layup by Craig Ehlo with three seconds left. Jordan, double-teamed on the inbounds play, got just enough separation to receive the ball and get the shot off over Ehlo to win the first-round series in five games. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: SI’s 100 Best Michael Jordan Photos

Michael Jordan glides in for a layup during the 2003 All-Star Game. Jordan, who started the game when Vince Carter gave up his starting spot, hit a baseline jumper with 4.8 second remaining in overtime to put the East up 138-136. Jermaine O’Neal ruined the fitting ending however, fouling Kobe Bryant on a three-pointer with one second left. When Bryant hit two of his three free throws, the game went to a second overtime for the first time in All-Star history. Kevin Garnett hit three jumpers in the post in the second bonus period and claimed the MVP honors as the West won 155-145. (Bob Rosato/SI)
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Michael Jordan glides in for a layup during the 2003 All-Star Game. Jordan, who started the game when Vince Carter gave up his starting spot, hit a baseline jumper with 4.8 second remaining in overtime to put the East up 138-136. Jermaine O’Neal ruined the fitting ending however, fouling Kobe Bryant on a three-pointer with one second left. When Bryant hit two of his three free throws, the game went to a second overtime for the first time in All-Star history. Kevin Garnett hit three jumpers in the post in the second bonus period and claimed the MVP honors as the West won 155-145. (Bob Rosato/SI)

GALLERY: Memorable All-Star Game Moments