Michael Jordan is currently the owner of the Charlotte Hornets and on Tuesday he took over the teams official Twitter account to thanks fans for their support of the team, the first subject he addressed was a comeback.
Jordan is considered to be the greatest player to ever grace the NBA hardwood but the Bulls legend doesn't have much experience with social media, although that didn't stop him causing quite a stir with his opening tweet to Hornet fans.
The Charlotte owner started the 'MJ Takeover' day off with a joke about making a comeback, he tweeted: "I’M BACK! …just kidding LOL. Trying out social media for the first time and sharing my day with you. Ready? #MJTakeover"
Not the first we've heard of a return
This is not the first time since 'His Royal Airness' became the Owner of the Charlotte franchise that a comeback has been mentioned, despite the 51-year-old not having played in the league since 2003.
It was only last season that NBA analyst and former player Jalen Rose made the audacious claim that if the Bobcats really under performed, the competitive nature of MJ would make him want to suit up for the franchise he owned.
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Working for Grantland, Rose predicted that Jordan would relinquish his duties as owner and suit up for one game for the Bobcats, unfortunately that never materialised but hope of a comeback may remain.
Jordan famously exclaimed in his 2009 Hall of Fame acceptance speech that anything was possible when it came to playing at the highest level, he explained:
One day you might look up and see me playing the game at 50. Oh don't laugh. Never say never. Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
Jordan was having some fun on Twitter, communicating with fans just before the kickoff to the new NBA season, he has really turned around the roster of the Hornets and aspirations for the franchise certainly involve playoff basketball this season.
His return may be unlikely, but Charlotte's return to winning basketball is expected after key off-season transactions including the acquisition of small forward Lance Stephenson who will lead the new Hornets-era.