Michael Jordan has some pretty incredible offensive records in the NBA, like the highest career points-per-game average. But for another Hall of Famer, that wouldn’t be enough to make him the best forward in history. He stands in front of MJ.
The more time passes, the more the exploits accomplished by Michael Jordan in his career are impressive… Indeed, if the NBA is more and more oriented towards attack, if players are taking more and more long-range shots, no one manages to come close to their career point average. In fact, it’s very hard to imagine anyone doing better than their 30+ points per game over a decade.
For instance, Kevin Durantwho is considered one of the best strikers of all time, who has the perfect physique to dominate and chain the cards, is “only” 27.2 points on average since his arrival in the league. Stephen Currywho revolutionized the game and who is rightly considered the best all-time shooter is at 24.3…
George Gervin sees himself as a better striker than Michael Jordan!
But for a league legend, a great Hall of Famer, MJ’s biggest advantage is the fantasy he sparks in fans and his GOAT status. He was a huge forward, but not as much as some of the other big names in the league. In an interview given to The Post Game a few years ago, George Gervin explained how superior he was to No. 23:
Michael Jordan is one of the most entertaining players of all time. He is also one of the greatest winners in NBA history. He could just walk the competition, his career stats prove it. But he couldn’t score like the Ice Man. He scored in his own way for sure, but he couldn’t score like me.
For George Gervin, Michael Jordan would not necessarily be the greatest striker of all time, since he could not score in all positions, unlike the Ice Man. If he is not the most famous Hall of Famer, it must be recognized that the legend of the Spurs was a unique player in attack, since he had the best touchdown in the league. Pictures will be much clearer than words.
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Michael Jordan has the best scoring average in career and playoff history, but for George Gervin, that wouldn’t be enough to make him the best forward ever. time. The Spurs legend obviously prefers his arsenal.