Michael Jordan Lands in D.C.
If you were living in D.C. in the fall of 2001, this was a big deal … although, there was a certain undertone of skepticism. Could he still play at the same level, despite being 38?
Michael Jordan gave the team a shot in the arm in 2001, but it still wasn’t enough to make the team good. The Wizards went from sucky to not as sucky, finishing with a record of 37-45, good enough for fifth place. He was a giant attendance booster, bumping the Wizards to third in the NBA.
The following year the team was equally not as sucky, finishing with a record of 37-45 again. And again, they were fifth but had the second highest attendance in the NBA. His Airness was a great draw, but he was well past his prime.
Jordan was canned by Abe Pollin after the season and Michael ended his playing career one last time.