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    Default Re: Saying MJ would average 40-50 ppg today is BS

    Could no be truer

    Disputing this is just idiocy and another bron stan meltdown

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    Default Re: Saying MJ would average 40-50 ppg today is BS

    For his career MJ shot 83.5% from the foul line. Last season only 46 players beat that.

    If today's players are so much more skilled why aren't more guys beating that? There are over 400 players in the NBA.

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    Default Re: Saying MJ would average 40-50 ppg today is BS

    Quote Originally Posted by 3ba11 View Post
    Luka and SGA are getting 33-34 without threes and they're nowhere near Jordan.

    So Jordan could get 40 without threes or with threes... Whenever he shot above 1.5 attempts, he shot well on threes, while Luka is shooting like garbage at 7 attempts with high turnovers..
    No one is averaging 40ppg for a whole season in this era because no one is going to shoot enough AND play enough minutes.

    Harden got close but that's because no one else can spam high-volume threes and insanely high free throw rates like he can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrongLurk View Post
    No one is averaging 40ppg for a whole season in this era because no one is going to shoot enough AND play enough minutes.

    Harden got close but that's because no one else can spam high-volume threes and insanely high free throw rates like he can.

    It's ludicrous to say that MJ couldn't get up enough shots

    Probably one of the more absurd things anyone can say

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    Default Re: Saying MJ would average 40-50 ppg today is BS

    I wouldn't respect someone jacking up that many shots tbh. Who the hell wants to play beside someone like that?

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    Default Re: Saying MJ would average 40-50 ppg today is BS

    Quote Originally Posted by tontoz View Post
    For his career MJ shot 83.5% from the foul line. Last season only 46 players beat that.

    If today's players are so much more skilled why aren't more guys beating that? There are over 400 players in the NBA.

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    Default Re: Saying MJ would average 40-50 ppg today is BS

    Most of the all-time great scorers could likely score more than their averages depending on the make-up of the team. KD has like 3-4 30ppg seasons but if he was on a team where he could just shotjack carte blanche, he could easily drop 35ppg every year if he wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SATAN View Post
    I wouldn't respect someone jacking up that many shots tbh. Who the hell wants to play beside someone like that?

    Despite a slow-paced series, Jordan averaged 40 ppg in the 93' Finals with great efficiency and low turnovers

    This was to 3-peat

    So everyone already liked playing with that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    Most of the all-time great scorers could likely score more than their averages depending on the make-up of the team. KD has like 3-4 30ppg seasons but if he was on a team where he could just shotjack carte blanche, he could easily drop 35ppg every year if he wanted.

    In 1987, Jordan took 27 two-pointers per game at 49.1% = 13.3 makes per game (26.6 pts)

    But if Jordan shot 60% on 2-pointers like Luka in today's spaced-out beginner format, he would have 16 makes for 32 pts .. so shooting at today's higher 2-point efficiencies would easily get Jordan to 40+ ppg

    Case closed

    Btw, league-wide efficiency on 2's is 54% compared to 49% in 1987, aka spacing and open paint effect

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3ba11 View Post
    In 1987, Jordan took 27 two-pointers per game at 49.1% = 13.3 makes per game (26.6 pts)

    But if Jordan shot 60% on 2-pointers like Luka in today's spaced-out beginner format, he would have 16 makes for 32 pts .. so shooting at today's higher 2-point efficiencies would easily get Jordan to 40+ ppg

    Case closed
    Ok. And this has what to do with what I said?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    Ok. And this has what to do with what I said?

    Nothing I guess

    But relevant to the thread

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    Default Re: Saying MJ would average 40-50 ppg today is BS

    Quote Originally Posted by 3ba11 View Post
    Nothing I guess

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    Default Re: Saying MJ would average 40-50 ppg today is BS

    Lol, so the NBA should be about the players just feeling good being buddies with teammates rather than winning? MJ was all about whatever it took to win and not just to make teammates feel happy.

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    Default Re: Saying MJ would average 40-50 ppg today is BS

    Quote Originally Posted by Airupthere View Post
    Lol, so the NBA should be about the players just feeling good being buddies with teammates rather than winning? MJ was all about whatever it took to win and not just to make teammates feel happy.
    Other Alpha type stars wont like it, but there are plenty of very good betas in the league who would accept supporting roles for team success.

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