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Lemieux thinks Jordan will return to NBA

Mario Lemieux's success has caused Michael Jordan to consider a return to the NBA.

Updated: April 12, 2001, 1:00 AM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Mario Lemieux couldn't be happier if he is the man to lure Michael Jordan out of retirement.

Lemieux said Tuesday he has talked to his golfing buddy in the last 10 days about his plans and that he expects Jordan to return to the court next season.

"I think it's great for basketball and, obviously, I'm very excited about it," Lemieux said of reports of a possible Jordan comeback. "He's going to give it a shot and he's working very hard. He's taking his time, ...

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