Michael Jordan had a great career, no doubt about it. He created a huge legacy by beating other great players, preventing them from reaching the NBA Finals or winning a title, which puts his name on a higher standard. The Chicago Bulls legend really changed the course of NBA history.
The Score shared a pic of the best players who never won a ring, featuring big names like Charles Barkley, Allen Iverson, or Steve Nash. Twitter user @Mjsgoat tweeted the pic, saying Jordan was responsible for half of the list.
MJ is responsible for half the list pic.twitter.com/qBGcxBwLff
— MJs GOAT (@MjsGoat) October 19, 2020
The image contained the aforementioned Barkley, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Patrick Ewing, Dominique Wilkins, Dikembe Mutombo and Reggie Miller, all players that faced MJ during his best years with the Chicago Bulls and couldn’t win a title because of His Airness.
Jordan was a nightmare for teams in the Eastern Conference; although Miller and Ewing were a hard rival to beat for him, he always came out with the victory in one of the most difficult eras in the NBA.
In the Finals, he faced Barkley in 1993, winning his first three-peat after beating the Phoenix Suns in six games. He did the same against Karl Malone and John Stockton in 1997 and 1998, having outstanding performances against the Utah Jazz to complete his fifth and sixth NBA titles.
Fans reacted to the tweet and the pic, some agreeing that MJ is the GOAT for preventing all those guys from winning while others added that Kobe was responsible of the other half of the list. Of course, comparisons with LeBron James were made, too.
funny how when people talk about lebron, nobody starts hating on MJ, but every time you bring up MJ everyone brings up lebron. really goes to show who the true goat is
— ₁₅ (@JokerWRLD) October 20, 2020
If you count how much MJ influenced Kobe it’s really all of them
— white Michael (@trystin_michael) October 19, 2020
Looks like Kobe is responsible for half that list as well!!
— John Alioto (@AliotoJohn) October 19, 2020
not half bruh aahah
it is actually 8 out of the 12 players on the list hahaha
MJ IS THE GOAT!!!
— Nba (@_skywalker100) October 20, 2020
I don’t know their all deserving but they all have 1 guy in common his name Jordan that’s all you need to know
— Roberto Palenzuela (@robmanpal) October 19, 2020
Ewing had his shot after MJ’s second retirement but the Twin Towers said NOT TODAY mf
— Alex (@aga9118) October 19, 2020
*Partly responsible. Give some credit to Hakeem, sent Barkley, Malone, and Stockton home when MJ was either retired or didn't make it out of the east(95).
— Bob Jeff (@iamthekidofspa2) October 19, 2020
These were all plumbers though
— (@GSWRevenge2021) October 19, 2020
Guess who’s responsible for the other half pic.twitter.com/TIw0lG8S7Z
— Kobe’s 3rd GOAT (We did it for you Kobe) (@CEOofKobeFans) October 20, 2020
the only players lebron is responsible for not winning a ring are westbrick, playoff p, and demar derozan
— noah (@n_ipanaque5) October 19, 2020
The Bulls are responsible. If Pippen had been a Sonic instead, you would likely not be presenting this argument…
— The GOAT (@NBAinthezone) October 20, 2020
Kobe and MJ are responsible for this entire list
— Peter (@PeteGawason) October 19, 2020
Jordan was a bad man. He always took things personally and all these figures were his victims when he decided to destroy whoever steps between him and his goal.