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Old 08-01-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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Default How many series did Jordan win as underdog?

anyone know the answer.
And how many times did he comeback from almost losing the series ( down 1-3, 2-3, etc.)
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: How many series did Jordan win as underdog?

Knicks '93 (down 0-2), Jazz '98 (down 0-1 without home court) come to mind, but generally if you're the best player in the world, you're not going into too many series' as a the underdog. The Cleveland series in 1988 for sure, even the Chicago media were saying the Bulls had no chance.

A lot of people picked Phoenix in '93 to win as well. They had the best record in the NBA and were the team of destiny, blah, blah, blah.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:43 PM   #3
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1989 - Took a terrible 47 win team with his 2nd and 3rd best players averaging 14 and 12 on 47% past a 57 win Cavs team and a 53 win Knicks team to game 6 of the ECF without homecourt advantage while averaging 37/8/8 on 53%. GOAT playoff run.

You could also argue:

'91 vs Lakers
'93 vs Suns
'98 vs Jazz
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:47 PM   #4
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Default Re: How many series did Jordan win as underdog?

None. After the Lakers, Pistons, and celtics got old he had free reign to beat up on bunch of 6'2 guards on the way to titles
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:54 PM   #5
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Default Re: How many series did Jordan win as underdog?

The correct answer is none. Jordan was a *** dumpster for Magic, Larry, Isiah until their teams got old and the other teams became weaker due to expansion (such as the Jazz, the late 80s Jazz were better than any 90s Jazz team).

Jordan is like Kobe in that he wins because his teams are way more stacked. No other 90s team had two MVP caliber players (Jordan,Pippen,), the greatest coach of all-time(Phil Jackson 11 rings in 20 seasons), and Rodman(the greatest rebounder/defensive player ever) or Horace Grant (pereniel all D interior bigman).

Just like Kobe won only with the top frontcourt in the NBA(Kobe is a backcourt player so dont act like hes the reason that is), along with Phil Jackson.

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The Cleveland series in 1988 for sure, even the Chicago media were saying the Bulls had no chance.

So not one person had the 50-32 Michael Jordan Bulls beating the 42-40 Cavaliers? Save your breath Jordan stan.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:00 PM   #6
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The correct answer is none. Jordan was a *** dumpster for Magic, Larry, Isiah until their teams got old and the other teams became weaker due to expansion (such as the Jazz, the late 80s Jazz were better than any 90s Jazz team).
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1989 - Took a terrible 47 win team with his 2nd and 3rd best players averaging 14 and 12 on 47% past a 57 win Cavs team and a 53 win Knicks team to game 6 of the ECF without homecourt advantage while averaging 37/8/8 on 53%. GOAT playoff run.
47 win Bulls beat 57 win Cavs (because of MJ's series winning shot) without homecourt.
47 win Bulls beat 53 win Knicks without homecourt.

You f*ggots don't know about Jordan's career.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:35 PM   #7
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anyone know the answer.
And how many times did he comeback from almost losing the series ( down 1-3, 2-3, etc.)

I'm pretty sure Vegas favored the Lakers against the Bulls on 1991 NBA Finals. Just can't remember the lines. And I remember the 0-2 comeback against the Knicks.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:40 PM   #8
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The correct answer is none. Jordan was a *** dumpster for Magic, Larry, Isiah until their teams got old and the other teams became weaker due to expansion (such as the Jazz, the late 80s Jazz were better than any 90s Jazz team).

Jordan is like Kobe in that he wins because his teams are way more stacked. No other 90s team had two MVP caliber players (Jordan,Pippen,), the greatest coach of all-time(Phil Jackson 11 rings in 20 seasons), and Rodman(the greatest rebounder/defensive player ever) or Horace Grant (pereniel all D interior bigman).

Just like Kobe won only with the top frontcourt in the NBA(Kobe is a backcourt player so dont act like hes the reason that is), along with Phil Jackson.



So not one person had the 50-32 Michael Jordan Bulls beating the 42-40 Cavaliers? Save your breath Jordan stan.
Wasn't didn't the Cavs won 57 times that year?
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:44 PM   #9
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Default Re: How many series did Jordan win as underdog?

He wasn't a favorite in every series he ever won. He just comes off as that historically because he shit on everyone so badly.

Are the Lebron fans trying to paint the fact that he has so much trouble closing out teams as a virtue because Jordan didn't have to? So if Lebron next year goes 4 series, never threatens, craps on everyone that's less impressive than struggling each round?
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:51 PM   #10
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anyone know the answer.
And how many times did he comeback from almost losing the series ( down 1-3, 2-3, etc.)


Off the top of my head, he won as underdog against Cleveland and New York in 1989. Came back to win against the Lakers in 1991 (down 0-1), the Knicks in 1993 (down 0-2) and the Jazz in 1998 (down 0-1).
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:55 PM   #11
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Knicks '93 (down 0-2), Jazz '98 (down 0-1 without home court) come to mind, but generally if you're the best player in the world, you're not going into too many series' as a the underdog. The Cleveland series in 1988 for sure, even the Chicago media were saying the Bulls had no chance.

A lot of people picked Phoenix in '93 to win as well. They had the best record in the NBA and were the team of destiny, blah, blah, blah.

Jordan was terrible in the 93 series vs the Knicks besides that 50 point game he had. That was Scottie's series. He made all the big shots and made all the big plays averaging 22ppg. Jordan shot terrible the entire series besides that huge 50 point game.

The first game they lost Jordan had 27 points on .370fg% 10/27. He took 27 shots to get his 27 points. Scottie Pippen was 8/19 with 24pts and .421%. Game two Jordan shot 12/32 for 36 points. Pippen gave up 17pts on 7/12fg. Game three Jordan was 3/18 for 22pts because he went to the line and made 16/17 fts. Scottie Pippen was 10/12 fg% of .833 and 8/10 from the ft line for 29 points. Game four was when MJ had 54 points. Game five he had 29 pts on 11/24 (.458) shooting while Scottie had 28 points on 12/23 ( .522%). On the series winning game six Jordan shot 8/24 for 25 points while pippen shot 9/18 for 24 points.

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Old 08-01-2013, 08:11 PM   #12
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So not one person had the 50-32 Michael Jordan Bulls beating the 42-40 Cavaliers? Save your breath Jordan stan.

The cavs were 57-25 that year and were heavily favored. At least get your "facts" straight, idiot. Either that or save your breath, Lebron stan. Tony you're starting to get exposed as not knowing sh!t about basketball.

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Default Re: How many series did Jordan win as underdog?

How many finals did Jordan lose?


How many times did Jordan lose in the playoffs with home court throughout?
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how many times did jordan win finals least valuable player? lebron won it twice
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Hahaha, epic thread backfire.
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