draftnightsuit wrote: Eddy_JukeZ wrote:
There was absolutely no defense in the NBA in 1987. The pace was also faster back then.
Walter Davis averaged 24 PPG in 1987 LOL
MJ would have absolutely zero chance of touching 37 PPG today. He’d struggle to get to 30 PPG without a 3-point shot, which he never had.
The only time he was able to shoot was when they pushed in the 3-point line.
Giannis averages 30 pgg without a 3pt shot.
Just stop. You're embarrassing yourself.
The greatest scorer of all-time would have no problems averaging 30 ppg.
With the amount of switching that occurs in today's games, he'd destroy teams in isolation.
Giannis is 6’11” and has about 50 lbs of solid muscle on MJ. They have nothing in common.
Go ahead and name the SGs who are averaging 30 without a 3-point shot.
Russell Westbrook just averaged 31 ppg in 2016-2017 and he was a pretty unreliable shooter. He did shoot 34% from three that year, but MJ shot like 33% for his career and had playoff runs with the line not shortened where he shot 38% from three. MJ was just as quick as Westbrook but could move like DWade (shiftiness, body control) while maneuvering in mid-air like a 6'5" Kyrie Irving and he had footwork that was even better than Kobe's or as good (he taught Kobe afterall) and had Kawhi Leonard-sized hands and he shot in the high-40s from mid-range with the highest volume in the league.
With all of that in mind, I honestly don't see any way MJ doesn't
average 30 a game unless he only plays 28 minutes a game. Again, DWade was a considerably worse shooter from midrange than MJ and averaged 30 on great efficiency as recently as 2009. Give him more spacing that version of DWade could do that now too.