Michael Jordan is obviously most known for leading the Chicago Bulls to 6 NBA Championships and is mostly known as the greatest basketball player of all time.
After his second retirement in 1998, he took partial ownership of the Washington Wizards and signed with them prior to the 2001-02 season.
While most basketball fans are aware of Jordan’s last stint in the NBA, they aren’t aware of his contribution to the team.
In Jordan’s two seasons as a Wizard, he averaged 21.2 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 4.4 APG, 1.5 SPG, and 0.5 BPG, on an average of 36 minutes played.
While these aren’t the stats he put up with Chicago, his 38-40-year-old self managed to be an NBA All-Star in both seasons as a Wizard, even after not playing a single NBA game in 3 seasons.
Jordan played alongside players like Richard Hamilton, Christian Laettner, Tyronn Lue, and Brendan Haywood during his two years as a Wizard, even though the Wizards finished with a record of 37-45 both seasons, ultimately missing the playoffs.
Even though Michael didn’t do anything crazy with his stint at Washington, he still played some solid basketball at around 39 years old, even after not playing a game of NBA basketball in 3 seasons.
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