Chicago Bulls legendary shooting guard Michael Jordan truly had some great performances, against some weirdly specific former NBA stars in his career.
The greatest player not only in the franchise history of the Chicago Bulls, but likely in the entire NBA, had a number of opponents that he torched offensively on a regular basis. Bulls all-time great 6-foot-6 and 195 pound shooting guard and former North Carolina Tar Heel Michael Jordan did nothing but put on a show for the Windy City faithful in the late 1980’s and throughout the 1990’s.
Jordan was known for his greatness on both ends of the floor, but he was especially adept to torching his opposition with his natural scoring ability. He is one of the absolute greatest scorers in the history of the NBA. Jordan still ranks first among all players in the history of the NBA and ABA in terms of points per game (30.1).
In most of his seasons in the prime of his career, Jordan led the NBA in points per game. He was pretty much always sitting above 30 points per game for each regular season in his prime. The most he ever averaged in terms of points per game in a single season was 37.1 (during the 1986-87 campaign).
Moreover, Jordan also has his greatness put on full display with how his production translates to modern day advanced metrics. He still ranks at the top among all NBA and ABA players in history in offensive box plus/minus rating (7.2) and sits in the top five in offensive win shares, value over replacement player rating, and win shares per 48 minutes.
With all of this in mind, let’s take a look back at the three opponents that Jordan torched the most offensively on a regular basis (mostly considered from regular season performance).