When Jay-z dropped the line “will I come back like Jordan/wearing the four-five?” on his track Encore, he alluded to possibly coming out retirement the way MJ did. As a new person, a player under his own (new) rules and with a personal, yet greater good benefiting agenda. Just like James, Jordan couldn’t resists returning to the monster in 23 fans loved and players feared.
Fun Fact: Jordan also wore number 12 once in a game because someone stole his jersey. Facts only.