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    As he was getting back into basketball shape, Jordan averaged 27.5 PPG, 6.4 APG, 5.2 RPG the last 20 games before his injury. 29.7 PPG, 6.6 APG, and 6.1 RPG the last 10 games. On pace to make the playoffs, which would had been a first for a sub 20 wins team. That's with Rip Hamilton missing 5 weeks with a groin injury. When he came back, the Wizards went on a 15 - 1 streak, with the best defense in the league. (On bball reference, I see that they won 13 games in a row with Rip, but that also includes games before the injury.)

    Wizards had the 2nd worst defense in the league the year before in terms of PPG, number 6 best defense before Jordan's injury.

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    42% from midrange 18% from 3. He was done.

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    46.8 TS%.




    Yikes.

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    Missed the playoffs two years in a row and shot abysmally from the field both years.

    On what planet is that underrated

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    Always maintained this. Naysayers talk about his shooting percentage but never mention his production before the injury. In 2002, Mike had Washington in playoff contention while he was averaged 20+ on 45%FG. In a depressed offensive era. Guy was 40 the next year and had multiple 40 point games. Also broke the record for most points scored by a 40 year old. Did it efficiently too

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuniva_dAMiGhTy View Post
    Always maintained this. Naysayers talk about his shooting percentage but never mention his production before the injury. In 2002, Mike had Washington in playoff contention while he was averaged 20+ on 45%FG. In a depressed offensive era. Guy was 40 the next year and had multiple 40 point games. Also broke the record for most points scored by a 40 year old. Did it efficiently too
    He retired before the league loaded up on SG’s. He’s lucky there were not more Kobe-like players in his time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vino24 View Post
    42% from midrange 18% from 3. He was done.
    Quote Originally Posted by RRR3 View Post
    46.8 TS%.




    Yikes.
    ouch

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuniva_dAMiGhTy View Post
    Always maintained this. Naysayers talk about his shooting percentage but never mention his production before the injury. In 2002, Mike had Washington in playoff contention while he was averaged 20+ on 45%FG. In a depressed offensive era. Guy was 40 the next year and had multiple 40 point games. Also broke the record for most points scored by a 40 year old. Did it efficiently too
    Mike is the GOAT and all, but his efficiency was poor in his Wizards years. Sure, the whole league was pretty inefficient back then, but he was all-time bad (considering volume) in terms of TS% his first year in Washington. That's how you can tell he was washed up, Mike was known as an efficient scorer in his prime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRR3 View Post
    46.8 TS%.




    Yikes.
    What about the fact that he had them in the playoffs, with one of the best defenses in the league before the injury. This as he was getting back in to basketball shape, and after Ron Artest breaking his ribs before the season started. Keep in mind that he was the only starter, significant addition for the team that year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstern View Post
    What about the fact that he had them in the playoffs, with one of the best defenses in the league before the injury. This as he was getting back in to basketball shape, and after Ron Artest breaking his ribs before the season started. Keep in mind that he was the only starter, significant addition for the team that year.
    Why even bother bro? Forget the fact that the early 2000's was one of the most slowest paced, hard to score, grind it out eras ever. In the grand scheme of things, TS% and "stats" mean more than winning.

    These are the same people who will claim that CP3 was far superior over Zeke by looking at stats only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClipperRevival View Post
    Why even bother bro? Forget the fact that the early 2000's was one of the most slowest paced, hard to score, grind it out eras ever. In the grand scheme of things, TS% and "stats" mean more than winning.

    These are the same people who will claim that CP3 was far superior over Zeke by looking at stats only.
    CP3 shits on Zeke. Low IQ take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRR3 View Post
    CP3 shits on Zeke. Low IQ take.
    Thanks for proving my point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClipperRevival View Post
    Thanks for proving my point.
    Name a single thing Zeke did better on the basketball court. Vague intangible BS doesn't count.

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    Default Re: Michael Jordan's UNDERRATED years as a Wizard

    What's underrated is the 40 piece in one half Kobe dropped on MJ's dome in 2003.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneyROY7 View Post
    What's underrated is the 40 piece in one half Kobe dropped on MJ's dome in 2003.
    Sent him into retirement permanently

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