Michael Jordan Achievements

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There are a handful of players you think of when you think of the greatest NBA players ever, whether it be statistically or just the one that captured you, or your parents hearts as kids growing up. Who is really the best? Michael Jordan is absolutely, without a doubt the greatest basketball player ever. What makes Michael the best from the other greats like, Hakeem Olajuwon, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and Elgin Baylor? Many things separate him from the others, not just his scoring, and dunking abilities.

Regular season stats are what put you in the running for MVP awards, and All Star Game selections.

Michael Jackson dominated the pop charts completely in his prime, and there was no one coming close to him. Michael Jackson
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His team not winning, didn 't change what he did in the NBA finals, he averaged 27.0 points, 4.0 assist and 12.9 rebounds, doing anything he could but falling short. That puts a big damper on his legacy as a player, but doesn’t change how good of a player he was in the time he played. Bill Russell is the most winning athlete to ever play professional sports, winning 11 NBA titles, which is absolutely unheard of. Russell averaged 16.2 points, 24.9 rebounds, and 4.7 assist a game in the post season. Russell played in the age when Blocks weren 't written down as stats and Finals MVP weren 't awarded or Bill would have had many of MVP 's. Michael Jordan won 6 NBA titles, 3 in a row, then took a year off to play baseball, then came back to win 3 more in a row. He tossed in 33.4 points, and snagged 6.4 rebounds and dished out 5.7 assist a game. (Altenor). He won 6 NBA finals MVP 's in his amazing post season runs he had with the bulls. …show more content…
The way one changes the game, and makes the league his, shows his dominance.

Bill Russell, changed the game in by mentally dominating a person, he could get into someone 's head so bad that they wouldn 't want to play anymore. He could block so many shots, and after he would block it, he would let you know it 's going to happen all night long. Opponents feared him, and you figure out it’s better to be feared than liked. Wilt Chamberlain changed the way the center position was played, he was the most athletic center ever, wherever a player passed it in his area, he was getting it. He was virtually unstoppable, so the NBA put a rule in place that teammates could not throw him "Alley-Oops", and he couldn 't camp out in the lane and he only had 3 seconds in the lane or it was a turnover. (NBA Media Ventures). They tried to get him out of the lane in anyway they possibly could, usually did not work. Elgin Baylor changed the way Power Forwards played. Power Forwards were usually known as shorter centers, post players and stayed at the basketball. Elgin changed it completely; he could handle and shoot the ball. He could play outside, which became known as a stretch 4, now you see 6’8 Point

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