The Goat 🐐bent all The Rules (45) on these Shoes Defined Simply Just That..
There have been a lot of myths as to why Jordan chose to wear this number when he came back to basketball, but MJ himself explained the significance of 45 in his autobiography For the Love of the Game. 45 was actually Jordan's basketball jersey number throughout high school, until his junior year when he played on the varsity team with his older brother Larry–who also wore the number. Michael ended up choosing a number that was half of 45 (22.5), which is how he ended up with 23.
During MJ's time in Minor League Baseball, he reverted back to 45 because that was the number he wore playing baseball as a kid. He stuck with it when he came back to the NBA for sentimental reasons related to the murder of his father.
"When I came back, I didn't want to play in the last number that my father had seen me wear," Jordan wrote. "Because he wasn't around, I thought of my return as a new beginning."
The number only lasted Jordan for 22 games. Through fate, Jordan returned to 23 on his 23rd game back in the NBA.
The mid-season number switch back to 23 came at a cost, and the NBA fined the Chicago Bulls $25,000 for each game that Jordan didn't wear 45. Then deputy NBA commissioner Russ Granik released the following statement in 1995:
"We do not think that the issue of jersey numbers should be allowed to become a distraction from the great playoffs that are now under way. The Chicago Bulls have been advised that we will not approve a change in uniform number this season. If the team continues to permit him to appear in a number other than 45, in violation of league policy, the matter will be dealt with in an appropriate manner, at the conclusion of the season."
The Chicago Bulls spent a grand total of $100,000 on Jordan wearing the number 23 that year. He would officially switch back for good the next season!!
I decided to go out into Jamma and give out some things to some people! These are some screenshots of some of the bigger things I gave out (I would show them all, but I can't have more than 10 photos!) It was really nice to see some people happy, and I'm glad that I could spread some holiday positivity!
If you guys wanna win some cool stuff too, my holiday giveaway is still open and available for everyone to join :D
I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your day! ~Fate ❤
A Christmas ych! The price is 25 DA points or a bad long wrist on AJ! I can change and add accessories for free! You can decide the colours of the Christmas accessories!
Comment or DM for a slot!
Swipe to see examples! I decided to draw @blake.rosey
and Luna as an examples for my ych! Blakey is just so sweet and her art is utterly amazing! 😍💜 Hopefully I haven't butchered up her design! >.< _________________________
Hi! I’m looking to trade 7 Founders Hats and a RIM Headdress for a Black OR Blue Headdress! DM me if deal.
Black Headdress: 8 Black Long Collars
Blue Headdress: 9 Black Long Collars
Founders Hat: 2 Good & 1 Decent Long Collars
RIM Headdress: 2 Black Long Collars & 1 Good & 1 Decent Long Collar - 2 Black Longs & 2 Good Longs
Whole Trade: Around 9 Black Longs
okie dokie first actual post here! :)
so this post will be my introduction I guess! anyway, i did previously (about a year ago?) have an animal jam account but uh, i got rid of it so oops! It did have over 1k (epic gamer moment) so if anyone recognises me (i doubt it) maybe that's why (the user was the same but changed to zquaa before i deleted it)!! So yeah i'm returning and thank fuck my art isn't as bad as it was before (really bad). also i should mention that this isn't my main instagram acc, @zeekobra is.
anywayy about me! i'm a minor n and uh i started playing animal jam in 2015!!! I left the aj community around a year or more ago so uhh i dunno who the epic cool famous jammers are djdkdmshdjdk. when i quit i gave away my good stuff so im super unrare and a nonmember!!! epic!
[ #animaljam#animaljamart#aj#ajart#ajfox#animaljamfox ok well fuck i dunno what else to put here ]