Michael Jordan,

36, professional basketball player, announced his retirement from the NBA—again—in January. (He also retired in 1993, only to return to the game in 1995, after a brief stint with the Chicago White Sox's minor league team.) In his 13 seasons with the NBA, Jordan led the Bulls to six championships and was league MVP five times.

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