1999
WORLD NEWS

Michael Jordan says goodbye

from CBC.ca archives | Wed, 13 Jan 1999

CHICAGO - Michael Jordan has left basketball and entered the realm of legend.

In a news conference on Wednesday announcing his retirement, Jordan's old number � 23 � was raised to the rafters above the Chicago basketball court that had been the scene of so many stunning plays.

Jordan, in a quiet statement, said "I tried to be the best basketball player I could be."

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