Michael Jordan's scoring prowess was on another level. The legendary Bulls star was an incredible scorer during his time in the league and became famous for his ability to pull off some of the most unbelievable offensive performances in the history of the NBA.
Jordan's offensive repertoire was mesmerizing. In fact, when Jordan scored a record-high 63 points in a single playoff game against the Celtics, Larry Bird said that it was god disguised as Michael Jordan putting on that performance.
As good as Jordan was in the regular season, he would be even better during the playoffs. In fact, Jordan is the only player in NBA history to average 40 points per game across multiple playoff series in his career.
But a closer look at this stat just furthers Jordan's case for one of the best playoff performers of all time. Michael Jordan averaged 40 points per game in multiple playoff series while shooting above 50% throughout the entire series.
To put this into context, only 9 times has a player been able to average 40 points per game while being above 40% in a playoff series. Michael Jordan makes up 6 of these 9 times and did it while shooting above 50%.
It's hard to put into words just how much the Chicago Bulls asked of Michael Jordan during his time in the league. Aside from being a phenomenal scorer, Jordan was also one of the best defenders in the history of the league.
In fact, Michael Jordan led the league in scoring and made an All-Defensive team 9 times in his career, the most of anybody in history and something only 2 other players have been able to do in their respective careers. Clearly, Jordan knew the value of his game and gave it his all on every single occasion.