Michael Jordan's greatness, even almost 20 years after his last game, is still hard to fathom. Jordan was a mercurial talent who revolutionized the NBA through his insane skill and ability to win.
Jordan had so many incredible seasons in the NBA, years where he stood head and shoulders above the league. But there is one season from MJ that stands out, because of what he achieved on an individual and team level.
In 1995-96, Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls were looking to avenge their disappointing playoff run from the previous season.
And that's exactly what they did, putting up an incredible 72-10 regular-season record, the best in NBA history at the time. It would not be an exaggeration to say that Michael Jordan was the key behind the incredibly dominant run they had that season.
During the 1995-96 NBA season, Michael Jordan played all 82 games of the season and led the entire league in scoring for the 8th time in his career, averaging 30.4 points throughout the year.
On top of that, Jordan was named an All-Star for the 10th time in his career. At the end of the season, Jordan was named the league MVP for the 4th time in his career at that point and was named to the All-NBA First Team, and All-Defensive First Team.
Jordan only improved on the season in the playoffs, leading the Chicago Bulls to their 4th NBA championship. Jordan was named Finals MVP for his performances against the Seattle Supersonics.
Many fans consider Michael Jordan's 1995-96 season as the most perfect season in NBA history. In fact, the 1995-96 NBA season was the 3rd in Jordan's career when he was named an All-Star, made the All-NBA First Team, won the NBA scoring title, the NBA MVP, the NBA championship, and Finals MVP.
Jordan would go on to do this again in 1998, meaning that he accomplished these historic feats across a season 4 times in his career. What makes this even more impressive is that Jordan is the only player to accomplish this, and he was able to do so 4 times in his legendary career.
Jordan will go down as perhaps the biggest legend in NBA history. And his accomplishments during the 1995-96 season alone will always be remembered as historic. Jordan's career is always celebrated for what he was able to achieve, and his greatness can never be forgotten.