LeBron James, others instantly recall Michael Jordan's first retirement during 'The Last Dance'

Episode 7 of “The Last Dance” kicked off with Michael Jordan’s final days of the 1993 season and his surprise retirement — something that brought out plenty of emotions from fans watching at home.

And it’s easy to understand why. Without a doubt, it was the biggest sports story of the year.

After seeing Jordan walk into the Chicago Bulls’ practice facility into a room completely packed with reporters and other media members in the episode, fans everywhere could seemingly remember exactly where they were that day.

That announcement, LeBron James shared on Twitter, made him cry. He was just 9 years old.

James wasn’t alone, either. Whether it was in a classroom, reading it in a newspaper or on their living room TV, fans were stunned. And finding a modern-day comparison to that move seemed nearly impossible.

Michael Jordan announces his retirement during a news conference in Chicago, Illinois, in 1993. (Jonathan Daniel /Allsport)

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