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Michael Jordan - the greatest personified

4y ago


MICHAEL JORDAN 6 finals MVP's, 5 league MVP's, 10 scoring titles (6 seasons while shooting over 50%), steals title, Defensive player of the year award, highest PPG in NBA history for the regular season (30.12) and playoffs (33.45). Averaged 31.5ppg and 51.5% shooting as a Chicago Bull against fierce defenses. Michael topped out at 37ppg in 1986-87, his best all around season looked like this: 32.5ppg - 8reb - 8ast - 2.9stl - .8blk on an amazing 54% shooting in 1988-89, Jordan had 5 seasons over 32 points per game. Jordan averaged 33.45ppg, 6.4reb, 5.7ast, on 49% shooting in the playoffs for his career. In the 1991 NBA Finals Jordan posted per game averages of 31.2 points on 56% shooting from the field, 11.4 assists, 6.6 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 1.4 blocks. Jordan won his first NBA Finals MVP award by a unanimous decision, and he cried while holding the NBA Finals trophy. In the 1992 NBA Finals Jordan was named Finals MVP for the second year in a row and finished the series averaging 35.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, and 6.5 apg, 1.67 steals, .33 blocks while shooting 53% from the floor. In the 1993 NBA Finals Jordan averaged a Finals-record 41.0 ppg during the six-game series, 8.5 rebounds, 6.3 assists, .67 blocks, 1.67steals, and became the first player in NBA history to win three straight Finals MVP awards. Jordan scored more than 30 points in every game of the series, including 40 or more points in 4 consecutive games, a record which has never been threatened. In the 1996 Finals Jordan averaged 27.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.16 assists, 1.67 steals, .17 blocks per game in the 1996 NBA Finals vs Seattle. Jordan won the Finals MVP trophy. In the 1997 Finals Jordan averaged 32.3 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, .83 blocks, 1.17 steals per game in the 1997 NBA finals against the Utah Jazz. Jordan won the Finals MVP trophy. In the 1998 Finals Jordan averaged 33.5 points, 4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, .67 steals, .67 blocks per game in the 1998 NBA finals against the Utah Jazz. Jordan won the Finals MVP trophy. Jordan was 6 for 6 in NBA Finals appearances and 6 for 6 with Finals MVP awards. If Jordan hadn't retired twice, he most likely would have had at least 2-3 more scoring titles, 2-3 more MVP awards and 2-3 more championships/Finals MVP's. Michael Jordan finished top 10 in MVP voting every single full season he played for the Bulls (11 years), Jordan was only 1 season short of finishing in the top 5 in MVP voting every single full season he played for the Bulls with 10 top 5 finishes in MVP voting, Jordan also finished top 3 in MVP voting in 10 out of 11 full seasons he played for the Bulls. Jordan was runner up to the MVP award 3 times. There was a misconeption that the media shouldn't vote for Jordan "every year" because it wasn't fair to the other players, even though Jordan was the most deserving player to win MVP at least 8 times. To cap it all off, Michael Jordan even finished 13th in MVP voting, while playing for the Wizards, at the age of 38.