20. Makes brief attempt to play pro baseball
Imagine the best player in the world just quitting the game at the peak of his powers and trying to make it in a different sport that they liked as a kid. That’s what happened before the 1993-94 NBA season when Jordan retired from basketball and shortly after joined the White Sox minor league team, the Birmingham Barons. He played in 127 games in 1994 and had a .202 batting average over that time. But it would be a short run in baseball as he’d return to the NBA in 1995.