Surely everybody remembers what they were doing the night of March 18, 1995, right? If not, then you can't consider yourself a TRUE sports fan. 


On this night 24 years ago, ​Michael Jordan sent a GOAT-esque fax to the National Basketball Association stating that he would coming out of retirement after a 17-month hiatus in which he played minor league baseball. And the message was impeccable.

​​"I'm back." 


Two of the greatest and most savage words to appear on paper in the history sports. 

In equally awesome fashion, the Chicago Bulls matched MJ's nonchalance with head coach Phil Jackson's statement:


 “Today, Michael Jordan was activated as a Chicago Bull.”


Even though No. 23 was retired prior to his comeback, confusion was eventually settled and he was allowed to wear it. In the meantime, he wore his baseball number, 45.

A day later, on March 19, 1995, Jordan suited up for the Bulls against the Indiana Pacers. Despite having spent his break from the game focused on baseball, MJ finished with 19 points, six rebounds, and six assists, proving once again just how much better he was than everyone. 


The widely recognized GOAT left the game with three straight ​NBA titles, Finals MVPs, and MVP Awards to go along with six All-Defensive team awards, seven first-team All-NBA selections and a record-tying seven straight scoring titles.


*Inserts 23 goat emojis*