Wizards History: Michael Jordan

Jordan waives goodbye in his final game, April 16 in Philadelphia.
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Fans From All Over Bid Farewell
We received over 700 e-mails as fans from all over the world said goodbye to the greatest player to ever lace up a pair of basketball sneakers, Michael Jordan. Here are a few of the messages sent in.

Year in Photos: Jordan
Relive the 2002-03 season in our exclusive Year in Photos photogallery. This week's gallery will take a look back at Michael Jordan's final season.
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  • End of an Amazing Era
    April 16, 2003 - Michael Jordan wrapped up his historic career in Philadelphia where the fans gave him a long ovation upon his final exit from the hardwood. Jordan scored 15 points in the 107-87 loss.
  • MJ takes a final bow
  • MJ's postgame comments
  • Highlights: 56k | 300k
  • Jordan's Final Moments
  • Postgame Comments
  • Jordan: The Final Game
  • Jordan Honored at Home
    April 14, 2003 - Michael Jordan was honored during his final home game in Washington by Abe and Irene Pollin, the Wizards, and United States Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld. More...
  • Jordan's Final Introduction
  • MJ's Last Game At MCI Center
  • Jordan Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week
    March 3, 2003 - Wizards swingman Michael Jordan was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week today following a 3-1 week in which he averaged 24.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. More...

    40 at 40
    February 21, 2003 - At the age of 40, Michael Jordan became the first NBA Player to score 40 or more points in a game when he netted 43 to help push the Wizards over the Nets at MCI Center. More...

    MJ Tops All-Star Scoring List
    February 8, 2003 - Michael Jordan scored 20 points to move him past Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer in All-Star game history. More...
  • MJ's All-Star Weekend
  • MJ's Clutch 'J': 56k | 300k
  • Jordan Halftime Ceremony
  • Jordan Named a 2003 All-Star
    January 28, 2003 - The NBA announced that Wizards guard Michael Jordan was named to the 2003 NBA All-Star team. More...
  • MJ's All-Star Gallery
  • Thanks for the Memories
    January 24, 2003 - Michael Jordan recently played his last game in Chicago as an NBA player. Download some of the moments from the historic game.
  • MJ photo gallery
  • MJ's introduction
  • Wizards Report
  • Jordan Jumps To Third On Scoring List
    January 24, 2003 - Michael Jordan made six of his first 10 shots and moved past legendary Wilt Chamberlain for third on the all-time scoring. He finished the game with 18 points, giving him 31,424 for his career. More...

    Jordan Named Player of the Week
    January 6, 2003 - Wizards swingman Michael Jordan was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week following a 3-1 week in which he averaged 22.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. More...
  • MJ's Week
  • Jordan to Play Another Season
    September 26, 2002 - Michael Jordan announced that he intends to fulfill the second year of his professional basketball contract with the Washington Wizards. More...
  • MJ Photo Gallery
  • Jordan Placed on Injured List
    April 3, 2002 - Wizards General Manager Wes Unseld announced today that Michael Jordan will be placed on the injured list and will miss the remainder of the season due to inflammation in his right knee. More...
  • MJ game-winners: 56k | 300k
  • Photos of MJ's season
  • Jordan: "My Plan is to Play Next Season"
    March 28, 2002 - Speaking before a recent practice, Washington Wizards swingman Michael Jordan reiterated the fact he plans to be in a Wizards uniform next season. More...

    Jordan Activated
    March 20, 2002 - The Wizards have activated swingman Michael Jordan and placed guard Hubert Davis on the Injured List with a strained right thumb. Jordan, who underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery on Feb. 27, missed 12 games. More...

    Jordan's Surgery a Success
    February 27, 2002 - The Washington Wizards recently announced that Michael Jordan had successful arthroscopic surgery in Washington, D.C. More...
  • Jordan Placed on Injured List
  • AUDIO: Doug Collins | Richard Hamilton
  • All-Star Weekend Highlights
    February 10,2002 - Michael Jordan had eight points, four boards and three assists, but the East dropped a 135-120 decision to the Western Conference at the All-Star Game in Philly on Feb. 10.
  • All-Star video highlights: 56k | 300k
  • All-Star Game Shot Of The Night
  • Rarified Air
    Inside Stuff Magazine recently took a look at MJ's return to the hardwood. Here's the entire article!

    Jordan Gets Starting Nod
    January 26, 2002 - The NBA has announced that Michael Jordan will represent the Wizards as an Eastern Conference starter in the 2002 All-Star Game.

    Jordan Eclipses 30,000
    January 4, 2002 - Facing his former team for the first time, Michael Jordan wasn't about to let them off easy as he scored 19 of his 29 points in the second quarter and reached 30,000 points for his career. More...

    22 Straight En Route To 45
    December 31, 2001 - Michael Jordan followed up a 51-point performance by scoring 45. During a six-minute stretch bridging the middle periods, Jordan scored 22 straight points for the Wizards, outscoring the Nets 22-13 by himself. More...

    From A Career Low To Season High
    December 29, 2001 - Two nights after scoring a career low, Michael Jordan bounced back with a season-high 51 points against the Charlotte Hornets. More...

    Jordan Provides Hometown Highlights
    October 10, 2001 - After eight days of two-a-day practices, the Washington Wizards finally got to compete in a game-like situation when they held a scrimmage Tuesday night at Trask Coliseum on the campus of University of North Carolina Wilmington.

    Jordan Meets With Media
    September 30, 2001 - The Washington Wizards opened Media Day with Michael Jordan addressing the press to discuss his return to the NBA.

    It's Official: Jordan Announces Return
    September 25, 2001 - Michael Jordan has announced that he is resuming his career as a professional basketball player and will join the Washington Wizards this upcoming season. Make sure to check out our special section celebrating MJ's return to the NBA.