There is Michael Jordan and then there is the rest. That is a simple dichotomy of how players are ranked in the NBA in terms of greatness and that is the league in general. When it comes to legacy as a Chicago Bulls player, there is no debate even about Jordan’s status as the basketball god in the Windy City.
Look at the difference between what Zach LaVine just accomplished tonight against the Washington Wizards and what Michael Jordan did during his time with the Bulls via ESPN Stats & Info.
Zach LaVine scored 38 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Bulls lost to the Wizards 100 to 97. LaVine put up the 39th career 35-point game with the Bulls on Wednesday, the second most in franchise history. Michael Jordan has the most in Chicago history with 321.
With all the current discussion about how many points Michael Jordan would probably average in today’s NBA, thanks to Zach LaVine, it’s a good time to look back at how immense the GOAT’s basket-making abilities were during his time in the NBA league.
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