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Michael Jordan Retires

January 13, 1999

CHICAGO (AP) _ The NBA’s greatest player made it official today.

Michael Jordan retired from the Chicago Bulls after 13 seasons, six championships and countless high-flying dunks.

``I played it to the best I could play it,″ Jordan told a packed news conference at United Center. ``I tried to be the best basketball player I could be.″

``I’ve had a great time,″ he said.

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