He chose number 23.

that was his luckey number.

Because he wanted to.

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because that how old he was when he started playing

his brothers number was somwhere around 46 so mj split it in half and choose 23.

michal Jordan did not choose the #23 the bulls choose it for him, most rookies in any major league sport do not have control over what number they will wear.

His older brother wore 45 and he was hoping to be half as good as him.

The legend of Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan was number 23.

He chose it in High School. He came into the team and wanted to be number 45 but it was taken by his older brother, so he split in half and settled with 23.

Because he was five years old when he started playing basketball and the number 23 when added together gives you five (2 + 3 = 5)

Michael Jordan was number 23.

Michael Jordan was number 23.

In tribute to Michael Jordan.

Jordan wore #23 at UNC.

The card "Michael Jordan card 23 Karat gold rookie signiture" is absolutely rare. It is estimated that the card would be at least worth $2,000 and increasing in worth.

jordans older brother Larry use to wear the #45, Jordan wanting to be like his brother wanted to wear the same number which was already taken. so he split the number in half which is 22 1/2. there is no such number in basketball so he took 23.

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His brother wore #45...and he said he wished he could half as good as him. Half of 45 is 22.5...so 23.

His brother wore the # 45 and Jordan thought that 23 was half of 45

Jason Richardson did not choose the number 23 in honor of Michael Jordan. His childhood idol was actually Dominique Wilkins; Richardson simply chose the number 23 because the number he wore in high school, 32, was retired when he arrived at Michigan State. J-Rich says there is no meaning to the number 23, he really just flipped the 3 and 2.

Because when he came back from his first retirement from basketball (when he was playing baseball), his original number, 23, had been retired.

Michael Jordan was number 23.

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