Athletes Who Have Come Out of Retirement

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  • Michael Phelps comes out of retirement
  • Michael Jordan comes out of retirement twice
  • Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers
  • Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Ken Norton
  • Ricky Williams
  • Floyd Mayweather
  • Brett Favres comes out of Retirement Jets Vikings
  • Allen Iverson, Memphis Grizzlies
  • Deion Sanders
  • George Foreman
  • Roger Clemens
  • Felix Trinidad

Michael Jordan Comes Out of Retirement Twice

When it comes to athletes coming out of retirement, none did it better than Michael Jordan...well, at least the first time around. More than halfway through the 1994-95 NBA season, Jordan announced that he was back. Although his Chicago Bulls lost to the Orlando Magic in the playoffs that year, Jordan used the experience as a test run and set up for the Bulls' second three-peat, which included a 72-10 record, the best single-season record in league history, in his first full year back. Although he would come back again in 2001 to play for the Washington Wizards, his second second wind wasn't as memorable as it was marred by his weary knees.

(Photos from left: Joe Patronite / Getty Images, TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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