this is a great topic. IMO, its the perfect example to what many player face today. lets take kobe for example. looking at MJ in the late 80s, you can say that he was the most skilled and most talented in the NBA but you couldnt say hes the best just yet (well, some will say hes the best, but that wont be the overall consensus). same scenario is happening today with kobe, although his stats dont even compare to MJs, kobe appears to be the most talented/skilled today but until he transforms that into rings, most people wont consider him the best.
MJ started involving more of his teamates in the 90s. sure his stats went down, but thats because his teamates were doing more.
jordan in the 90s was better. he was still unstoppable and at the same time involved his teamates and won chips