The legendary Michael Jordan left the NBA game as the best player of all time. Until now, his crazy records or statistics have always been mentioned and used as a milestone to evaluate the performances of the next generation.
Michael Jordan left the NBA game as the best player of all time. Until now, his crazy records or statistics have always been mentioned and used as a milestone to evaluate the performances of the next generation.
Let’s take a look at 10 of the most impressive statistics, achievements or indicators of the legendary Michael Jordan‘s career.
10. Just won the title of Defensive Player of The Year, while scoring at least 30 points per game
Up to this point, Michael Jordan is still the only player who has just reached the 30-point milestone/match and has become the best defensive player (1987-88 season). This shows that MJ is a comprehensive player at the peak.
Hakeem Olajuwon is the only player to come close to what Jordan did when he won the Defensive Player of The Year title with 26.1 points/match in the 1992-93 season and 27.3 points/match in the 1993-94 season.
9. Historical indicator set with the rebound, assist, block and steal
In NBA history, only 3 times have a player reached 100 blocks, 200 steals, 300 assists and 300 rebounds. Once belonged to Scottie Pippen (1989-90), the other two were Michael Jordan’s in the 1986-87 and 1987-88 seasons. To make things even more impressive, Jordan also led the NBA in scoring in both seasons.
8. Three numbers and top statistics
Michael Jordan used to wear 3 different numbers including 23 with the Chicago Bulls, 45 with the same team after he re-appeared in 1995 and 12, the number he wore in a single match on February 14 / 1990 when his number 23 shirt was stolen. Finally, the number 12 is the number of shirts Jordan has sublimated.
# 12 – 49.9 points / match (1 match – February 14, 1990)
# 23 – 31.5 points / match (912 matches)
# 45 – 26.9 points / match (17 matches)
7. Michael Jordan vs James Harden
Last season, James Harden led the entire NBA in scoring with 2,818 points. What about the legendary Michael Jordan?
In the 1986-87 season, he scored 3,005 points with almost all the points coming from a 2-point distance. During this period, Jordan had only 12 points exactly 3 points in the whole season, equivalent to 36 points.
6. The Chicago Bulls records are kept by Michael Jordan
The last time Michael Jordan played for the Bulls was more than 20 years ago and he only appeared in about 21.3% of the club’s regular season matches in history.
But look at the numbers below:
– Number of matches with at least 50 points: MJ has 30 out of 34 Bulls games (88.2%)
– Number of matches with at least 40 points: MJ has 165 points out of a total of 230 Bulls matches (71.7%)
– Number of matches with at least 30 points: MJ has 537 out of 1,291 Bulls games (41.6%).
5. Score 50 points in the basket … Chicago Bulls?
While the legendary Michael Jordan has up to 30 matches scoring at least 50 points for the Chicago Bulls, he also has a match scoring more than 50 points into the main basketball team. It was time for MJ to wear the Washington Wizards to play football in the final seasons of his career.
4. Unexpected stability of MJ
Throughout his playing career, legendary Michael Jordan had only one game scored less than 10 points because that day, he had to play less due to a foot injury. In the opposite direction, Jordan has 5 times scored over 60 points.
3. MJ versus LeBron James in the subject … baseball?
LeBron James has been compared a lot with the legendary Michael Jordan, but this may be the index to put MJ out of the discussion.
In his baseball career, Jordan has had 3 home run times when playing (hitting the ball out of the field).
2. Clubs 30-30
Following the statistics regarding baseball and basketball, Michael Jordan was the only player in history to reach the 30-30 steal club.
In the 1994 season when he played for the Birmingham Barons baseball club, Jordan had 30 successful robberies (stolen base). Before he returned to basketball and the Chicago Bulls in the last 17 games of the 1994-95 season, he had had 30 more steals to complete a “double steal” in a year of competition.
1. The legendary 6?
Referring to the career of the legendary Michael Jordan, it is impossible to ignore the details that he has entered in 6 series of NBA Finals in history. All 6 times, he was crowned champion to own 6 NBA championship rings.
In addition, the number 6 also appeared quite interesting for Michael when he had 6 seasons in the entire career. Twice he retired, and there was a time when he turned to baseball.
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