Eddy_JukeZ wrote:D.Brasco wrote:Cavsfansince84 wrote:Mainly just the consistency of his mid range shot. It could also be argued his will to win was greater or something like that which combined with his overall scoring ability allowed him to take over games more consistently when things were close.
The ironic thing is the mid-range shot in today's game has never been valued less. It's considered an inefficient shot today point blank.
If Jordan grew up 20 years later than he did I'm sure he'd do great in the league but I hold if you magically plucked 80s or 90s Jordan into todays game he'd be lost.
How can you say that after watching what Butler did in the finals?
Butler grew up in a league that became very 3-point heavy, he's not a big 3 shooter himself but he knows how to operate in that environment. Also Butler was absolutely burnt out by game 6, not saying a more established 3-shot would have been the game changer for him but he would have had more ways to score being less reliant on attacking the rim.
My point is Jordan is a guy who wasn't a particularly good 3-point shooter in a league where the 3-shot wasn't heavily used, hence him being lost if he was literally plucked from the 90s to now.
The league post-2015 would probably have a lot of early 2000s players confused.