Alonzo Mourning believes that Michael Jordan would score 50 if he played today.
Alonzo Mourning declared that if Michael Jordan where still playing today he would be averaging 50 points per game. His reasoning is certainly sound and backed-up by many a figure but not only:the hand-check rules were implemented to free up the offensive game after basketball scoring died from choking on its own vomit after Jordan retired. Now you see the impact with guys like James Harden being able to draw free throws at such a high rate. There is though a flipside: if you go back and watch some of his greatest performances, Jordan wasn’t double-teamed nearly as much as he should have been. There are times, but not nearly as often as he’d see today. Help defence, like the one that Chicago and the Clippers use, are smarter and more aggressive. The idea of him shooting 20 free throws per game is not crazy to think about, considering his usage and the fact that no guard today could contain him on the perimeter. Having said this though a top NBA tipster would have to agree with the notion that “MJ” was better in every way if compared to anyone of the stars of today, Kobe Bryant and LebronJames included.
Before totally writing off the comments made by Alonzo Mourning one should remember that he played most of his 15-year NBA career for the Miami Heat and thanks to his great defense twice earned himself NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, and was perennially placed on the NBA All-Defensive Team. This should allow him the defensive collateral to make a similar judgement without forgetting that Mourning was also inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
An NBA betting expert would suggest that Michael Jordan,who played 15 seasons in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards was and is, by acclamation, the greatest basketball player of all time. His incredible achievements include five Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Game appearances, three All-Star Game MVP Awards, ten scoring titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP Awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Oh, and before we forget, he is a two-time inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame,first in 2009 for his individual career, and then in 2010 as a member of the 1992 United States men’s Olympic basketball team, the internationally famed and acclaimed “Dream Team”.