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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

NBC SPORTS CHICAGO CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF “I’M BACK” — MICHAEL JORDAN’S ’95 RETURN TO THE NBA — WITH PODCAST DEBUT AS PART OF NEW NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS “SPORTS UNCOVERED” SERIES

Premiere Episode of New Podcast Series, “Sports Uncovered,” Details Michael Jordan’s Fax Heard ‘Round the World Announcing His Comeback to the NBA, Debuts Thursday, May 28

Featured Guests Include Dwyane Wade and Dominique Wilkins

NBC Sports Podcasts Available for Download on All Major Podcast Platforms

NBC Sports Chicago Airs “I’m Back.” Documentary Tonight at 6:30 p.m. CT; Celebrates 1996 Bulls and 2010 Chicago Blackhawks Championship Teams with Nightly Encores of Every Playoff Win

STAMFORD, Conn. March 18, 2020 – On the 25th anniversary of Michael Jordan announcing his return to the NBA via fax on March 18, 1995, NBC Sports Regional Networks has dropped the trailer for a new podcast entitled, “‘I’m Back,’ The Fax That Changed the NBA Forever,” which will debut on Thursday, May 28. The episode details how the two-word fax from Jordan changed the course of NBA history.

I’m Back” is the first episode of NBC Sports Regional Networks’ new podcast series, “Sports Uncovered,” which will look back on some of the most memorable moments in sports history through six podcast episodes, one from each of NBC Sports Regional Networks.

Featured guests on “I’m Back” include three-time NBA champion and Chicago native Dwyane Wade, Basketball Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, and Jordan’s former agent David Falk.  

To listen to the ‘I’m Back’ trailer click here, and to subscribe to the “Sports Uncovered” podcast series, click here. More information on the full slate of “Sports Uncovered” episodes will be released at a later date.

The podcast is available for download now on all major podcast platforms, including: NBCSports.com/podcasts, NBC Sports’ Scores app, Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn and iHeart.

“I’m Back,” The Fax That Changed the NBA Forever

NBC Sports Chicago

Description: How a two-word fax from Michael Jordan announcing his comeback changed the course of NBA history.

Release Date: May 28

Featured Guests Include:

    • David Falk, Jordan’s longtime agent
    • Dwyane Wade, Three-time NBA champion
    • Dominique Wilkins, Basketball Hall of Famer

Additionally, NBC Sports Chicago will air a brand new, half-hour documentary presentation entitled “I’m Back.,” detailing Jordan’s announcement process and eventual on-court return, tonight at 6:30 p.m. CT, exclusively on NBC Sports Chicago and streaming live to authenticated NBC Sports Chicago subscribers at NBCSportsChicago.com/WatchLive. For more information, click here.

NBC Sports Chicago will also replay every victory from the 1996 Chicago Bulls NBA Playoffs title run and every win from the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Playoffs championship season. Click here for more NBC Sports Chicago programming information.

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