On April 16, 2003 Michael Jordan played his last NBA game in Philadelphia. He received a three minute standing ovation from the crowd and teams at this game. Still today Jordan is a well marketed sports figure with the Air Jordan by Nike is worn by many. It is estimated he makes 40 million dollars in endorsements alone!
Michael Jordan's "official" retirement was in 2003. But, he retire from basketball in 1993, to pursue is dream of a career in professional baseball. That did quite work out, and he returned to basketball in 1995. He retired again in 1999, only to return again in 2001.