Originally Posted by Young X
Despite all that Jordan was more a productive player in the regular season and especially the playoffs than ANY 7 footer was.
Jordan was the best player on a team that won 72 games. LOL at not making his teams better.
Is that why Jordans bulls suffered the smallest dropoff of any team that lost their "star"?
Russell BOS 1970: -14 games won
Wilt LAL 1973: -13 games won
Bird BOS 1989(missed the entire season): -15 games won
Magic LAL 1992: -15 games won
Shaq ORL 1997: -15 games won
Hakeem HOU 2001: -17 games won
Shaq LAL 2005: -22 games won
LeBron CLE 2011: -42 games won
Jordan 94: -2 games won
3 Bulls on the 94 team had career years and all made the allstar team(Pippen,Armstrong,Horace) without Jordan.
The teams defensive rating was 106 with Jordan in 93 and improved to 102.7 in 94 without him. Pete Myers improved the team defensively when given Jordans minutes.
Originally Posted by SamuraiSWISH
Makes sense. That explains the '96 ECF
Yeah because Jordan having Pippen, Rodman, and Phil Jackson as his coach and the Magic losing Horace Grant for the series in Game 1 had nothing to do with that.
When Shaq had Phil Jackson as his coach he became the most unstoppable force in basketball history.
When the Bulls lacked an interior presence the year before and the Magic had a healthy Horace Grant, the Magic absolutely ****ed Jordans Bulls. Jordan has absolutely no impact in the interior(the most important area of the court).