Whenever there will be a discussion on the greats of basketball, then three names will always be there including the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LeBron James, and Michael Jordan. They have always been the greats of the regular season. But when it is about to calculate their performances in the playoffs then the things would be different on a scale of one to ten.
One of the experts of the game Nick Wright is in the process of compiling a list of a version of the top 50 best players in his version. This compilation of Nick Wright will include the players from the last 50 years. Recently, Wright has also talked about the performances of the G.O.AT in the playoff series.
His Airness” put up those numbers without much of a supporting cast – Nick Wright on Michael Jordan
“Again, I know the biggest MJ fans are gonna be outraged by the overall ranking, but the video is really worth your time. It’s 45 minutes celebrating his career and making the case as to why he *might* be the GOAT,” Wright was quoted as saying while talking about MJ and a video he uploaded on social media.
“Michael Jordan was swept by Larry Bird’s Boston Celtics in the 1986 and 1987 playoffs. However, he was far from the culprit during those stinging defeats. In those two playoff losses, MJ averaged 39.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.2 steals, and 1.8 assists. His Airness” put up those numbers without much of a supporting cast. He also went up against Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert Parish, and a squad considered by some to be the best team ever assembled,” he added later.
Later on, Wright went on to compare the playoff outings of Michael Jordan to those of LeBron James. He acknowledged that Jordan was way better than LeBron when it was about to deliver in the postseasons.
“Michael Jordan notably never lost in the NBA Finals and was named Finals MVP each time the Chicago Bulls won the title. On the contrary, LeBron James’ darkest playoff series came in the 2011 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks. Peak “King James” averaged 17.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 1.7 steals. He was the third-leading scorer on the team behind Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh,” the NBA analyst concluded.