Former Chicago Bulls great shooting guard Michael Jordan torched a number of opponents on offense, but a few stick out in particular.
Back in his playing days in the NBA, the Chicago Bulls legendary shooting guard Michael Jordan was one player that very few could defend on a consistent basis. Jordan might be the greatest pure scorer and offensive player through and through in NBA history. Thus, it’s not too jolting that he torched a lot of the opposing defenders that he frequently faced during his pro career.
Jordan was one of the greatest scorers in NBA history, if not the best overall. He was a 14-time NBA All-Star selection, 10-time scoring champ, six-time NBA Champion, six-time Finals MVP, five-time NBA MVP, 1984-85 Rookie of the Year, and 11-time All-NBA Team selection. The offensive numbers he put up during his playing days in the NBA were nothing short of mind-boggling, hence his insane amount of hardware and accolades.
In more than 1,000 career regular season games played, Jordan averaged 30.1 points per game, 6.2 rebounds, and 5.3 assists. Even the advanced metrics that we use in the modern NBA prove how good he was during his playing days. Jordan registered a career 7.2 offensive box plus/minus rating, 149.9 offensive win shares, 24.9 assist percentage, and a turnover percentage in the single digits. He also managed a sparkling 118 offensive rating in his career.
Jordan absolutely dismantled a lot of the players that tried to guard him. And he was relatively consistent doing it against anyone that defended him, superstar or not. Yet, there were a few in particular that were hurt by what Jordan did in both the regular season and playoffs.
Here’s a look into three particular opposing stars that Jordan torched offensively during his playing days with the Bulls.