25 years ago today, Michael Jordan, wearing 45, put controversial end to Hornets season

25 years ago today, Michael Jordan, wearing 45, put controversial end to Hornets season
25 years ago today, Michael Jordan, wearing 45, put controversial end to Hornets season

Michael Jordan was barely one month into his NBA return when the Chicago Bulls began a first-round playoffs series with the Hornets in late April 1995.Chicago won Game 1, 108-100, on April 28 and was leading the best-of-5 series 2-1 when the teams met, exactly 25 years ago — May 4, 1995.Charlotte needed to win to force a deciding Game 5 in Chicago, and as point guard Muggsy Bogues remembers, the Hornets had two shots to win in the final seconds before losing, 85-84.Jordan, wearing No. 45 and not his famous 23, played 41 minutes. He had returned to the NBA in March after a 21-month retirement t…

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