36. Returns As A Wizard
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After saying he was "99.9 percent" certain he would not play again when he retired from the Bulls in 1998, Jordan announced on Sept. 25, 2001, that he was returning to basketball with the Washington Wizards. He signed a two-year contract. Jordan donated his salary to relief agencies working with victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.