With those two words, transmitted through fax, Michael Jordan pronounced his official return to basketball and the Bulls - rekindling a city, fanbase and organization, and eventually spurring the Bulls to a second three-peat in the latter part of the 1990's.
The date: March 18, 1995.
Today, then, is the 25th anniversary of that landmark event in Chicago. Nearly a quarter-century has passed.
And with that passage of time, much has changed in the world at large. Supplemental to the rest of our "I'm Back" coverage (enumerated below), come take a peek into the world on March 18, 1995.
"I'm Back" at NBC Sports Chicago:
A snapshot of the United States when Michael Jordan declared: 'I'm Back' originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago