Ovechkin channels Jordan with contract announcement
Alex Ovechkin announced that he was returning to the Capitals on a new contract. Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Ovechkin on Tuesday announced that he was returning to the Washington Capitals on a new contract. The way he made the announcement was a nod to Michael Jordan.

Ovi shared a tweet saying, “I’m back DC !!!!!”

What does that have to do with Jordan?

In 1995, when Jordan decided to return to the NBA after a brief attempt playing professional baseball, he did so with an announcement that said, “I’m back.”

Ovi was going for the same feeling.

Not only is Ovechkin back, but he signed a five-year, $47.5 million deal, ensuring the 35-year-old should be with the Caps for years to come.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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