On March 18th, 1995, Michael Jordan announced his return to the NBA in only 2 words, “I’m Back”. The first game back the Chicago Bulls faced the Indiana Pacers and MJ wore the number 45 (his number with the Barons), as his 23 was retired in honor of his retirement. He put up 19 points and took viewing of the highest Nielsen rating regular season NBA game.
Since that day, the #45 has been more than just a number which Jordan Brand has used on many samples including the upcoming Air Jordan 11 “Bred”. Here is a detailed Video Review of the #45 Sample Air Jordan 11 “Bred” that we could only wish would actually release. Let us know which pair would you rather have, the #23 or #45 on the back heel? Enjoy!