2003 All-Star Game
After a big layoff, Jordan came back in the 2001-02 season for the Washington Wizards, which generally made everyone feel weird. The 2002 Game was fairly unremarkable, at least considering that Jordan was again back in the NBA and named a starter at age 38.
But 2003 - this one is notable for a lot of (sorta negative) reasons. First of all, MJ wasn't picked to start, and pretty much everyone on the East squad offered to give up their starting spot to the legend - except for Vince Carter. Air Canada finally gave it up with hours to go before the game, and Jordan was able to start. He played... awful. He shot 9-27, and it seemed like his teammates were BEGGING him to be a hero and hit a game-winner at the end of regulation. Instead, the game went to double-overtime, the West won, and everyone felt awful that they didn't get a storybook Jordan ending.
That's the thing about MJ - you take the great with the bad. He was incredible, but he's also a noted asshole. He was a winner with a sterling legacy, until he decided to come back one too many times. You can't picture him floating through the air in his No. 23 Bulls jersey without also seeing that weird No. 45, or (shudder) that ugly Wizards uni from the early 2000s. Still, the guy scored 20 PPG at age 40 - how many guys can say that? None.