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.
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.
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.