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Jordan is the greatest player to ever play. Jordan has won the scoring title, MVP, and defensive POY all in one season. One year he avg 35 or more ppg while shooting 55%+. One year he came close to avg 35 pts 5+ assist and 5+ rebs. Jordan had no weakness. He did whatever the team needed to win. Whether he needed to score, hit threes, assist, rebound, or lock someone down, he did it. He averaged a triple double against the Lakers in the finals. When he scored 69 against the Cavs, he also grabbed 18 boards. Not to mention the clutch factor.
Oh, my bad, I shouldn't have brought up Bill Russell. His stats and records don't count....
I'm sure Bill Russell was a great player, I never got to see him play. I was only discussing the guys that i have been able to watch. 11 rings is impressive, and i don't care what era you played in.
I hear ya. I never saw Russell either. I too probably think Jordan was the greatest ever, but I just recognize there's a ton of subjectiveness in that statement mixed in with his objective accomplishments.
Can't make an argument for Jordan solely on objective stuff cause of Russell.
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