Grand Opening, Grand Closing: The 15 Most Shocking Sports Retirement Speeches
Michael Jordan Retires In '93
Citing a loss of desire to "play the game," the G.O.A.T. of the Hoops World sent shock waves throughout the league when he made his announcement. Later on, he admitted in his 1998 autobiography, For the Love of the Game that the murder of his father earlier in the year shaped his decision.