With LeBron James, James Harden, and Giannis Antetokounmpo putting up insane numbers this season, their standing among the greatest players in history has been the subject of many conversations as of late.
But when it comes to the best of the best, the community was given a reminder at what kind of company currently rests at the top.
The last 4 players to win a scoring title, regular-season MVP, championship, Finals MVP & 1st Team All-Defensive selection in the same year? Michael Jordan, in four separate seasons.
In 1991, Jordan averaged 31.5 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists per game on 53% shooting. He followed up the next season with averages of 30.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 6.1 assists.
At 32, in '96, he was putting up 30.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game. And, in 1998, Jordan put up 28.7 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game.
Can anyone today (Bron, Giannis, Harden, etc) have that type of season? It certainly seems impossible, and it would be something we haven't seen in over a decade. But, then again, that's what makes what MJ did so special, and why he is considered to be so darn good.