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    Default 1988 MJ was on an entirely different level

    In 1988, Michael Jordan was named the MVP and DPOY, selected to the first teams for all-NBA and all-defense, led the league in points and steals, named the all-star game MVP, and won the slam dunk contest
    MJ averaged 35.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 3.2 steals, and 1.6 blocks on 53.5% shooting that season. His '92 season was extremely decorated as well, as he won MVP, FMVP, and an Olympic Gold medal.

    Imagine averaging 35ppg and being the best defensive player in the league

    Last edited by 2ball; 08-13-2022 at 11:59 PM.

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    Default Re: 1988 MJ was on an entirely different level

    In 1987 jordon averaged 37 ppg in his 4th season at the age of 24, yet still finished below a team whose best player by far was a rookie Chuck Person.
    I wonder what changed in 1988...


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    Default Re: 1988 MJ was on an entirely different level

    Did that player win league mvp, finals mvp, DPOY? Lebron missed playoffs with guy who won league mvp, DPOY 3x. This changed as well.

    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...o-head-to-head
    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=459570

    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...s-Idol-Retired
    https://www.espn.com/olympics/wbc200...ory?id=2568543

    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...dleton-a-Title

    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...ence-interview

    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...tter-currently

    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...high-on-Lebron

    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...of-America-How

    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...-KG-Gold-Medal

    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...los-Boozer-WCF

    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...f-Devin-Booker

    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...lly-played-for


    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...xpected-to-win

    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...n-is-the-FFOAT

    Record against teams with an SRS of 5.0 or higher.
    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...-5-0-or-higher

    Not 3, not 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or Playoff Mode Activated or A Storm is Coming
    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...s-Coming/page2


    Playoff Mode: ACTIVATED
    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...Mode-ACTIVATED

    Lowest Scoring Supporting Cast Overall Playoffs
    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...Playoffs/page3


    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...all-time/page2
    Lebron played with Shaq who won league mvp and 3 finals mvp's and lost in round 2. Lebron played with Peak Duncan who had won 2 league mvp's and 3 finals mvp's and won bronze medal. Lebron played with Peak Wade who won finals mvp and got outplayed by Jason Terry. Lebron played with Derrick Rose who won mvp under age 30 which was the same as Kevin Durant who won mvp under 30 while both were on Golden State and Cleveland. Lebron played with mulitple PER leaders as well and now Russell Westbrook a league mvp winner and more triple doubles than Oscar Robertson. Yet despite all of that Lebron lost with all of them.


    Jarrett Allen vs Gobert and Jarrett Allen vs Lebron
    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...llen-vs-Lebron

    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d-Suns-were-14
    Was #1 in Preseason odds and lost to a 14th seed in odds

    https://www.basketball-reference.com...ason_odds.html

    And Devin Booker walked them down in the playoffs with Devin outplaying Lebron.


    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...ullshit-roster
    He has peak Anthony Davis, the best player on the 2020 squad and the reason the Lakers did anything as the 2019 Lakers missed the playoffs and 2021 Lakers lost in round 1 when AD wasn't around. He has Prime Melo who won a scoring title and all time leader in scoring for the Olympics. He has Dwight Howard a 3x DPOY and a guy who beat Lebron without HCA. He has Westbrook who is the modern day Oscar Robertson and also won league mvp along with average a Triple Double 4 years in a row. He also has Rondo who is a hall of famer.

    Why didn't he play it against Dwight Howard in 2009 when Dwight was dominating http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...th-HCA/page10? Or against Duncan or KG or Dirk? Why did he run away from KD a guy at his position?
    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...o-head-to-head

    Why didn't he do **** against Booker in the playoffs as well?

    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...high-on-Lebron


    Devin Booker broke Lebron
    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...ron&p=14500724


    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...2#post14584482

    Lebron won bronze medal twice and lost with HCA 3x. Jordan only won gold medal and never lost with HCA. Prove me wrong!

    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...in-2022-Season
    https://www.statmuse.com/nba/ask/tri...021-2022-stats

    Expected Championships Won and Titles Over Expected
    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...ge3&p=14503600


    How did LeBron go 10-16 vs Kawhi? 7-12 vs Shaq? 17-23 vs Curry?
    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...17-23-vs-Curry

    Top 50 All-Time List - Shot Clock Era = #1
    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...1#post14426360


    Difference between Lebron and Tmac?
    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...ebron-and-Tmac
    Both 0-2 with HCA against 50+ win teams until they joined forces with someone who won as the man. Also won bronze medals.

    Tmac lost to Utah in 2007 while Lebron was losing to a career loser in Dwight Howard and also Carlos Arroyo in the Olympics with peak Tim Duncan on his squad despite playing more minutes than Hakeem even played on the 1996 Olympic team.



    LeBron's message that makes the NBA shake: A storm is coming
    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...torm-is-coming

    https://www.marca.com/en/more-sports...e588b45e9.html


    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...t-Lebron-James
    Outplayed Lebron in FIBA and caused America to get another bronze medal and then Greece got spanked in Gold medal final.

    http://archive.fiba.com/pages/eng/fa...statistic.html


    First Time Ever a team with 2 guys who won MVP missed the playoffs
    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d-the-playoffs


    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...1#post14584371


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    Default Re: 1988 MJ was on an entirely different level

    35 in the era of non-inflated stats is insane

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    Default Re: 1988 MJ was on an entirely different level

    Quote Originally Posted by 2ball View Post
    In 1988, Michael Jordan was named the MVP and DPOY, selected to the first teams for all-NBA and all-defense, led the league in points and steals, named the all-star game MVP, and won the slam dunk contest
    MJ averaged 35.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 3.2 steals, and 1.6 blocks on 53.5% shooting that season. His '92 season was extremely decorated as well, as he won MVP, FMVP, and an Olympic Gold medal.

    Imagine averaging 35ppg and being the best defensive player in the league

    3.6 steals and 1.6 blocks while killing it on offense. Goaty stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by SATAN View Post
    There is no shame in losing to this guy... In a 1-on-1 game of stock market, that is.

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    And the Lakers repeated as champions.

    First team to do so in 19 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ball View Post
    In 1988, Michael Jordan was named the MVP and DPOY, selected to the first teams for all-NBA and all-defense, led the league in points and steals, named the all-star game MVP, and won the slam dunk contest
    MJ averaged 35.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 3.2 steals, and 1.6 blocks on 53.5% shooting that season. His '92 season was extremely decorated as well, as he won MVP, FMVP, and an Olympic Gold medal.

    Imagine averaging 35ppg and being the best defensive player in the league

    Yeah peak MJ wasn't a winner. It's a shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spurs m8 View Post
    35 in the era of non-inflated stats is insane
    It was an era of high pace and Jordan chased points so all of his point totals are artificially inflated.

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    Getting points in the 80s was not a problem. We're talking about an era where Adrian Dantley had 4 straight 30+ ppg seasons. On higher efficiency than jordon, too.
    Winning in the 80s was a problem, that was reserved for true elites. Winning in the 90s became much less of a problem, however, after those elites succumbed to aging, injuries and AIDS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakers Legend#32 View Post
    And the Lakers repeated as champions.

    First team to do so in 19 years.
    Yesterday NBA TV was showing the game where Magic hit the running baby hook over McHale and Parish to essentially win game 4 I think it was of the '87 Finals. Great game.

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    Jordan is the 2nd GOAT.

    His career was very impressive.

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    35 and DPOY is levels above Hakeem's 27 and DPOY

    Like I said previously - MJ's prime was 85-91' - he was otherworldly, especially from 85-88' where his athleticism peaked (22-25 year old) but his fundamentals were still all-time

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    Default Re: 1988 MJ was on an entirely different level

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGoatest View Post
    Getting points in the 80s was not a problem. We're talking about an era where Adrian Dantley had 4 straight 30+ ppg seasons. On higher efficiency than jordon, too.
    Winning in the 80s was a problem, that was reserved for true elites. Winning in the 90s became much less of a problem, however, after those elites succumbed to aging, injuries and AIDS.
    Reserved for the true elites...... who coincedentaly had tons of hof backup and experience...

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