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10 amazing Michael Jordan career stats

Welcome MJ fans!

Michael Jordan was, and still is the greatest basketball player that has ever played the game. There might be a player in the future who will score more, or win more championships and MVP titles, but there will never be another player who brought as much of an impact to the sport of basketball as Michael Jordan.

To show my appreciation of all that he has done for the sport, and for athletes in general, I am putting together a virtual biography of Michael Jordan.

How Michael Jordan became Michael Jordan

I consider myself lucky to have watched Michael play during his championship years in Chicago. It was always a great experience since you never know what he was going to accomplish each night. Unfortunately many of his great games came against my beloved Knicks of the late 90’s, but I still had a great deal of respect for Jordan.

His airness

For those who never watched him play live, it is difficult to get a sense of how great he was relative to everyone else in the game at the time. There is no doubt in my mind that if Jordan were to enter the NBA now as a rookie, he would still be able to dominate.

10 things you didn’t know about Michael Jordan

Here are 10 of Michael Jordan’s career stats that I thought were outstanding and deserves to be mentioned.

1. 6 NBA championships

The only current player who comes close to that is Kobe with 4 championships. 3 of which he earned with the help of Shaq.

First championship

2. 5 time regular season MVP

No current player has more than 2 (Duncan, Nash)

3. 30.1 career scoring average

If Jordan did not come back and play for the Wizards after a 3 year retirement, this number would be even higher. With the Wizards he never averaged more than 23 points per game.

4.172 games with 40 or more points

37 of those games came within a 2 year period between 1986-1987

Rising above the rest

5. 39 games with 50 or more points

Holy crap…

6. 10 scoring titles

Allen Iverson leads all current players with 4, and doesn’t look like he’ll get a chance at a 5th.

7. 3 retirements

Imagine how many more championships and scoring titles he would have earned without those 4 years off.

Basketball stud, baseball dud

8. 2 Olympic gold medals

The best dream team there ever was.

9. 32292 regular season points scored

Good enough for 3rd place all time behind Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Karl Malone

10. #1 of 50 greatest players in NBA history

Nuff said.

Will there ever be another player as great as Michael Jordan? No.

No other player can have as large an impact on the game of basketball as Michael Jordan. He not only brought the game to another level with his on court performances, he also helped to expand and popularize the game world wide. He is the idol of countless kids across the world who would never have picked up a basketball if it wasn’t for Michael Jordan.

Now that he is retired from the game, he continues to be a role model through his businesses and other ventures. His line of Air Jordans basketball shoes are very successful, and they are complimented by Jordan’s messages to young athletes to work hard and to not be afraid of failure.

10 of Michael Jordan’s messages for young athletes

Michael Jordan, great basketball player, great ambassador of the game, great role model, great man.

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  1. February 11, 2010 at 10:39 am

    my bother name methias loves micael jordan he thinks he is cool but i say why did he stop playing basketball?

    • February 11, 2010 at 11:15 am

      I bet if he could still play, he would. But every athlete gets to a point where their bodies just can’t handle the physical toll of being a professional athlete. Besides, it’s always good to have new players come in and add new things to the league.

  2. August 14, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    well said! here comes Kb24

  3. andrew haiby
    January 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    He is really great.i think that he would be more popular if he had his own tv show

    • January 17, 2011 at 10:35 am

      Haha that’s an interesting idea. Although he may be too busy running the Bobcats to be able to handle a TV show.

  4. June 28, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Although he may be too busy running the Bobcats to be able to handle a TV show.

    • June 28, 2011 at 8:47 am

      That is true. But he could totally play Donald Trump’s role and hire basketball apprentices with the chance of a spot on the Bobcats. Imagine that kind of recruiting!

  5. Cedric L. Vercher
    April 6, 2012 at 5:52 am

    I AGREE 1,000%!!! MICHAEL JORDAN: ALL-TIME GREATEST… EVER. I’M A HUGE FAN. I’M EXACTLY 11 MONTHS AND 3 WEEKS OLDER THAN MIKE. WORDS CAN NEVER FULLY DESCRIBE WHAT MJ WAS ABLE TO DO ON A BASKETBALL COURT. HIS PERFORMANCES WERE UNMESSURABLE. MIGHTY STATISTICS HE TALLIED WERE ONLY INDICATIVE OF HIS PHENOMENAL RATIOS. JORDANS SPECTACULAR FINESS… WAS UNDENIABLY, OUTERSPACE BALLN.

    • April 6, 2012 at 9:39 am

      Couldn’t agree with you more.

  6. Luis Cruz
    June 7, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Michael jordan was the biggest ball hog in the game and wouldnt have achieved half of what he did without scotty pippin to assist and dennis rodman to rip down his all his bricks. With that being said jordan was great and i would be a fool to denie that but kobe is a better all round player not just an in the key and cross you finger 3s and has made everybit of the impact jordan did on the sport. Its great to be a loyal fan but facts are facts.

    • June 7, 2012 at 11:28 am

      That’s quite a few generalizations you just made there. It’s impossible to argue against opinions and everyone is entitled to their own. I’d rather not get into any Kobe vs. Jordan vs. Lebron type arguments here. Thanks for the comment though.

  7. Anett
    June 13, 2012 at 5:02 am

    I love Michael Jordan..:) ♥♥

    • June 13, 2012 at 9:32 am

      He’s awesome! Thanks for the comment.

  8. rey mercado
    June 24, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    I was never a Bulls or even a Jordan fan but as I seen him play especially against my Sixers with Barkley & with Iverson it was always a true amazement to see what Jordan would do or waiting impatiently to see what he could do & now with Lebron which I take nothing away from him who may go down as maybe the greatest big man to play the game he will still far short of the greatest to ever play the game………Jordan!!!!!!

    • June 24, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      I feel the same way. I am a Knicks fan and I saw what Jordan did against them. It was a blessing to have been able to watch him play live. I wish someone could come along and push the sport to another level like he did.

      • rey mercado
        June 24, 2012 at 9:01 pm

        Maybe Lebron could bring it somewhat close!!!!!

  9. December 1, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Hey! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group?
    There’s a lot of people that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Thank you

  1. December 6, 2009 at 11:48 pm

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