If Michael Jordan suited up as the starting SG for the Charlotte Bobcats and played a game against a decent team like the Blazers, how many points would he score?
10 points tops....
1. no matter how great jordan was, father time is a bizznitch
2. as much as the average player respects him, no one will make it easy for jordan to score easily
but i could be wrong.
Id say 7points 4ast 3rbs in 15min
Are we assuming he gets starter minutes then? like 35 mins?
16 points 5rbs 6ast 1stl in 35 mins
I wouldnt doubt him being better than some NBA bench players. Whats scary is they are actually talking about if Jordan is thinking come back, since his team is in a virtual dead end. I dont think he could score more than 15 points in a game, but im not doubting that guy.
Im in the "Id love for him to play just to watch MJ one more time, no matter how watered down he is" group, as opposed to the "I hate all his comebacks, its diminishing his accomplishments" group.
8 points tops before going down with an knee injury.
Word, Jordan was never a good jump shooter and he's slow now at this point. I think he can get maybe 8 points and 2 assists.
"Jordan was never a good jump shooter"
Look it up. Jordan wasn't. You can say what you want, he had alot of bad shooting games.
That's one of the advantages in the Kobe vs Jordan debate. Kobe was a better shooter.
"Look it up. Jordan wasn't. You can say what you want, he had alot of bad shooting games."
Obviously didn't watch Jordan play, and everyone has bad shooting games. Even Kobe
Your right, I saw th 95-03 years. I didn't get to see prime Jordan besides tapes that my dad had when he played in North Carolina and the early 90's.
Jordan wasn't a great shooter. Don't know what to tell you. I understand it's the G.O.A.T but he wasn't. Ask anyone who did see him play, he wasn't a great shooter.
Jordan, at the beginning of his career wasnt a consistant shooter at all. He was still during the first 3 title runs, a good shooter. Then, during the 95-98 run was basically exclusively jumpshooting. And lead the league in scoring all 3 years doing it.
from 3 point range jordan was sub par, not bad from there, but not a major threat. But 20 feet and in he was great at shooting and top notch.
He'd have 5pts, 2asts 2rebs on 2-6 shooting
I don't think he would do very well. I don't think he has the stamina he used to. It took Tracy McGrady a while to acclimated this season, so I can only imagine it would take MJ more seeing how he's been out longer. I could see MJ playing 15-20 minutes at a high rate.
Also, if he's playing a team like the Blazers, I believe Wes Matthews and Nicolas Batum are capable enough defenders to give Jordan a hard time. If he's on with Stephen Jackson, he probably won't get many shots off, but if he's coming in for him, I could see him going 3-10 FG, 2-2 FT, 2 boards, 3 assists, 1 steal, 3 turnovers.
knicksboy what the f*ck are u talkin about???
jordan was never a good jump shooter???
thats one of the dumbest sh*t ive ever heard no offense
true he was an okay 3pt shooter, but mid range in, he had touch and was consistent
Yea maybe you want to clarify your statement.
If You take kobes highest FG percentage for his entire career it isnt even higher then MJs lowest Fg%
Assuming 30 minutes of PT, I would say 3-9 from the field and 8-9 from the line for 14 points.
And Jordan probably had the best mid-range game of any guard, ever. Not a great three point shooter, but he didn't really need to be.
MJ would read this thread before the game...and drop 50.
I thought Jordan's mid-range game was automatic?
Well i'm a 37 year old lifelong celtics fan. I've hated MJ with passion for a long time. Hated. But to say he wasnt a great jump shooter? That is maybe the most ill informed, rediculous thing i've read on these forums in a long time. That dude was money 18 and in. Not a great long range shooter, although clutch. People think he put up 30ppg for his career. career mind, not 1 season like mcgradey, or 3 seasons like kobe, for his whole career, on what dunks and FTs? Um, no, he did it on midrange jump shots.
Alright, I'll clarify since I just got back home
Jordan is 43, 44 years old right now. That man doesn't have the speed to get past young defenders off the dribble, he'd have to be a catch and shoot guy. Even late in his career, he had some ability to get to the his spots and score, you take a man who's been out the league 7-8 years and he'd have issues scoring. 20 feet and in? Yes, he was auto, but from there, he wasn't great. "Never a great" was too strong a term.
LMFAO hes 48.. come on knicksboy...........
It's cool. I already stated when I watched MJ. I even asked some of the people who were older then me and they said the same thing.
I was WRONG. I'm not afraid to admit it. It's cool
Yea lol he is pushing 50
I dont think he would even be able to play more than 20 minutes in an nba game i think if he would he play, he would get like 15 minutes at most. He is 48 and at that age, and with all the miles that his legs has been, its gonna be hard to even last 5 minutes playing against the worlds best. But in those 15 minutes, i would think that jordan would score about 5-8 points with like 5 assists. Just his presence and I.Q. on the court will already make even the greatest nba players play harder.
Jordan not a good shooter? Are you kidding me? Thats the funniest thing i have heard on here in a while.
Wow knicksboy.. I actually thought you were semi knowledgeable.. Wow. SMH...
I definitely think he'd need some practice time to get back in game shape and to get his shot going again. I mean he lost to Gerald Henderson in HORSe not too long ago. I have no doubt he could find his jumpshot again, but I think it'd take some time.
Wow knicksboy.. I actually thought you were semi knowledgeable
Sorry. Sorry I got something wrong. I know you expect me to be perfect. Sorry.
Lol, I'm being sarcastic man, since everybody is being over dramatic. Although a wrong statement, I still liked your analysis on his speed and stats he would put up.
I know, that's why I reposted it lol.
It's cool, I was always under the impression he wasn't a great shooter because everytime I read a Kobe-Jordan debate...shooting always went to Kobe.
Mainly because Kobe's range.
I'd be willing to say Jordan is the conversation for the best mid range jump shooter of all-time. Man, even if you started watching him in 95', he was a killer jump shooter for the last 3 peat.
He's still more athletic at 48 than Brian Cardinal and Brian Scalabrine and I think he would be strictly a jump shooter, or rely on his size to over power smaller guards. He did average 20 ppg at 39 including a 51 point game at 38. IF he were in shape I think he could be a 5-7 ppg 3 rpg player off the bench who could still get hot and be a threat to hit double digits. I don't think he'd be able to play big minutes though.
No one has mentioned his fadeaway....he created it. Possibly the most unstoppable shot there is.
His was automatic....
he'd need a couple of months to train and lose weight( have yall seen how big he's gotten and his belly?) and he would have a very very hard time checking anyone. I don't think he could get double figures. No matter how great he was Father time never loses.
hes pushin 50, he might be able to throw some moves from the low/ mid post on some guys, but i doubt he would be a serviceable nba player at this point and he would have trouble playing any kind of extended minutes.
I think Jordan could get at least 10 points now... That's only three buckets and four free-throws....
He lost to Gerald Hendersen while playing HORSE like 3 times in a row earlier this year, so hisshooting really is not all that automatic and he'd probably be the least athletic guy in the NBA. I don't think he'll be able to last starter minutes on court too.