Do you believe this is true?
This video is interesting
Do you think MJ would average 50 pts in this era?
Maybe not 50, but he would probably average a few more points. I didn't watch the video, but I assume that it is about the hand-check rule.
michael jordan is the best player to play the game no doubt. but the guy isn't invincible...good defense is good defense these days. you can always find a way to contain a player. no way he would average 50.
what is the idea? that players in the 90s were better than the players we have now? ill never eat that shit. players keep getting more talented athletic and versatile every season. there are alot of people that have nostalgia that like to believe that kind of crap. if guys like james, melo, durant, bryant, and wade arent getting clost to touching 40 then there is no way clyde or jordan get close either. jordan is an &$#%#&@!, G.O.A.T. but still an &$#%#&@!. the dude says a bunch of whack shit everytime ive ever seen him talk. clyde is delusional. old guys always like too pretend they were better than they really were. anyone that has ever had a youth basketball coach knows this. if those 2 were in their prime in the league today jordan would average 29,5,5 and clyde would average 25,4,4
Watch the video he makes an extremely valid point you would be surprised.
Also..referring to 7:18 the NBA should not allow players who are not talented enough defensively into thhe NBA
i had no idea they censored cuss words on this site haha weird
bitter old guys....
He wouldnt be averaging 50 thou...but he could have 1 season averaging 40.
This is nonsense, Jordan would obviously agree with it because he is still a bitter old fart, I lost respect for him when even after retirement he was a cocky idiot time to let it go. Fact is he would average less because in his day he was the first to play the way he did and teams didn't know how to handle that, now all swingmen play that style and teams would know how to shut him down.
Bkballer... You mustve just started watching basketball. Teams would know how to stop him? Really? What Kobe does now is what Jordan did then. Not only just that he did what Kobe does WITH hand checking rules. Much more physical defense. All Kobe has to do now is put himself in a position where it looks like he's going to get fouled and then flail his arms out and there's the whistle? Bitter old fart? Bitter guys dint cone back when they are 40 and average 23 points 5 assists and 1.5 steals a game. Numbers young guys let alone "bitter old farts" so get your facts straight before you post nonsense
Mike is the best to do it with Bill Russell close, but he don't drop 50 per now no way.
lmao at the idiot who said jordan would only average 29,5,5 if he was in his prime today...
I'll buy that he could average that in today's era if he put his mind to it. I'm not so sure that he could do it without it being detrimental to his team's success though. That is a hell of a lot of shots, even for Michael. I forgot that he shot such a ridiculous percentage from the field
I don't care who you are but jordan would only drop 50 a game if he was in the wilt era, where talent wasn't that great. This era is a new type of players, physical specimens that use athleticism and body more. I would think jordan would average probably the same thing or maybe a point more nothing major.
I can see him averaging 40 ppg, as another poster said, but 50 may be pushing it.
I watched the first part of the video, and all it was was quotes from other nba players and coaches... then i skipped some and it just listed PPG leaders for the last few seasons--Unless there were some real valid points in between there isn't much to this other than because of the no handcheck rule MJ would score 50.
As somebody who thinks Jordan is the GOAT the numbers this guy is throwing out are still such BS.
This guy claims that it's entirely plausible that MJ could average 5% better from the field but the difference between shooting 53% and shooting 58% from the field is huge, it's not a small jump like he makes it seem. He also points out that Jordan attempted about 8 free throws a game in his career but DWade averages about 10, then says that Jordan would average 14 in this era. There is no way to accurately gauge how many free throws Jordan would shoot and essentially right there he is adding almost 5 points per game to Jordan's career. He also adds two three pointers per game to Jordan's numbers even though Jordan rarely averaged even one three pointer a game during his career.
He then lists a bunch of players from Gilbert Arenas, DWade, Lebron, Iverson, Kobe shows their scoring averages and says that since MJ was the better player that their high numbers are proof that his numbers would be much higher in todays era. He must've forgot players like Bernard King, Dominique Wilkins, Alex English and Adrian Dantly who filled up the scoresheet in Jordan's era even though they were also inferior players to his heirness.
Yes Jordan probably wouldve averaged more points with today's rules but saying he would average 50 is without merit. Realistically I could see him hitting an extra face up jumper or two and getting to the line a few more times per game. Maybe an extra 4 to 5 PPG is plausible but anything more seems fanciful at best, deluded at worst.
No way! First off, If Jordan played in todays game it would be an amazing thing, to have LeBron, Jordan, and Kobe all competing. wow. But back to the question, this guy in the video brings up to much variables that are untrue. If the game was much more physical when jordan played how would he be able to nearly double his freethrow attempts in todays game?makes no sense. Then this guy said that Jordan would shoot 58% from the field? That is straight absurd. He would be right around the 50% mark or even lower, he would have to be a far superior scorer than Kobe and LeBron to shoot 105 higher from the field, and he's not. he forgets to mention that todays game is far more athletic. There are legitamately 5-10 players you could argue are more athleti than Jordan was and the individual defenders today are soo long, athletic.
Players in the league are MORE athletic, talented, and verastile... The problem with players that are in the league NOW is the fact the most dont have a high basketball IQ and seriously LACK fundamentals (offense and defense)... You can have all the physical tools but if you lack bball IQ and fundamentals, you would be all STYLE and NO SUBSTANCE... The championship teams in the 2000's had veteran HIGH IQ players that played fudamentally sound basketball (Lakers, Celtics, Spurs, Heat)... Gemmie a bunch of older guys that are fundamentally sound OVER a bunch of young athletes any day...
but I could see 40, it would take to much away from his team to shoot and average that much.
MJ was a winner first he scored because he wanted to win not win scoring tittles.
I am only 26 but I know the player from the Jordan era were more skilled and could shoot better than todays players.
Jordan was also more athletic than Kobe. He would shoot close to 58 % though I can say that because he shoot 50 for his career an the Jordan rules was to knock him down when he went to the hoop, they will get kicked out of the game now a day.
No Kobe can not compare to Mike by the numbers, maybe one day by the rings but Mike average more points assit and rebounds than Kobe. He is a arrogant old dude but there will never be another MJ he is the GOAT. Check the numbers,
watch the games, and check who he beat the man is a beast.
What ItsDwightHoward said
50 is a lot of points to average over a season, and to be able to have a championship caliber team and average 50, very very hard. I wouldn't say it is impossible for Jordan, but very unlikely. In today's game I could see Jordan averaging around 43-45ppg, 6 rpg, and 7 apg. MJ is a lot better than Kobe, it's not even a debate. As individual players, Kobe can win another 10 rings, and I still would not consider him better than MJ.