Michael Jordan is widely considered the best player of all time. During his career, he dominated the league with the Chicago Bulls and prevented a handful of legends from winning championships. Drafted in 1984, Michael Jordan immediately showcased his elite scoring and defense. Despite this, the Bulls weren’t able to contend and always fell short until they drafted Scottie Pippen.
Pippen and Jordan formed the greatest duo of all-time and they went on to win 6 championships. Looking at MJ’s success, he was a 5-time MVP and made multiple All-NBA and All-star teams. He was the best scorer and perimeter defender during his decade-long dominance and changed the game of basketball forever. The craziest part of Michael Jordan’s career was that he retired multiple times.
After his father was killed, Jordan went to play baseball with the Birmingham Barons to fulfill a promise he made to his father. Though he was not very good, Michael Jordan still had a nice baseball career, and this just shows how amazing of an athlete he is. After baseball, Michael continued his career in basketball and continued his dominance. During his second three-peat, Michael three-peated, won 2 Most Valuable Player Awards, 3 Finals MVPs, 3 scoring titles, and made 3 All-Defensive teams.
His second stint goes to show just how much he dominated the league. To add to this, he missed a total of 0 games. Jordan’s peak is untouchable and to call anyone else the G.O.A.T is just an insult.
Though many might try to discredit these accomplishments, it should be known that the NBA was filled with immense talent during this time.
During his 1995-96 playoff run, he defeated the Alonzo Mourning-led Miami Heat, the Patrick Ewing-led New York Knicks, the Shaquille O’Neal-led Orlando Magic, and defeated the Gary Payton and Shan Kemp-led Seattle Supersonics to win his first championship back in the NBA. Looking at that list of players, all are Hall of Famers except for Shawn Kemp.
Other players that Michael Jordan defeated during this three-peat are John Stockton, Karl Malone, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber, Steve Smith, and Dikembe Mutombo.
Jordan’s illustrious career is remembered by many all around the world. He changed the game of basketball forever and was the epitome of dominance. Looking back at this three-peat, we see why he is recognized as the G.O.A.T and why no one can make an argument against that.