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'88 Michael Jordan

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General information

6'6" (198cm)
195lbs (88kg)
Isolation Mid Range Cutter

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'88 Michael Jordan diamond card

94 Overall

84 Outside scoring

  • 90 Open shot mid
  • 90 Contested shot mid
  • 90 Off dribble shot mid
  • 75 Open shot 3pt
  • 74 Contested shot 3pt
  • 75 Off dribble shot 3pt
  • 98 Shot IQ
  • 85 Free throw
  • 95 Offensive consistency

90 Inside scoring

  • 92 Shot close
  • 94 Standing layup
  • 94 Driving layup
  • 73 Standing dunk
  • 90 Driving dunk
  • 65 Contact dunk
  • 93 Draw foul
  • 80 Post control
  • 38 Post hook
  • 88 Post fadeaway
  • 96 Hands

89 Athleticism

  • 89 Speed
  • 89 Acceleration
  • 97 Vertical
  • 52 Strength
  • 98 Stamina
  • 90 Hustle
  • 88 Overall durability

78 Playmaking

  • 88 Speed with ball
  • 86 Ball control
  • 76 Passing accuracy
  • 68 Passing vision
  • 82 Passing IQ

90 Defending

  • 92 On-ball defense IQ
  • 59 Low post defense IQ
  • 90 Help defense IQ
  • 90 Pick & roll defense IQ
  • 90 Lateral quickness
  • 92 Pass perception
  • 86 Reaction time
  • 85 Steal
  • 65 Block
  • 86 Shot contest
  • 90 Defensive consistency

48 Rebounding

  • 50 Offensive rebound
  • 49 Defensive rebound
  • 40 Boxout
  • 3742 Total attr.

Outside Scoring

Mid-Range Deadeye

Knocks down the contested shots from medium-range at very high percentage.

Difficult Shots

Known for making tough shots off the dribble.

Tireless Scorer

A player who can spend a good deal of energy without losing effectiveness when attempting to score.

Catch & Shoot

Hits stand-still shots off the catch at a high percentage.

Inside Scoring


Can attempt layups with few consequences.

Tear Dropper

Excels at making floaters and runners

Relentless Finisher

Takes physical punishment on contact shots near the rim without severely impacting his energy.


Pick & Roll Maestro

Throws accurate passes and hits shots off screens at a high percentage while orchestrating a pick & roll.

Lob City Passer

Completes alley-oop passes at a high rate.



Will succeed at dunking on opposing defenders more often than others.

One Man Fast Break

Excels at taking the ball coast to coast on a fast break.


Defensive Stopper

While playing on-ball defense, this badge drops various offensive skills of similarly positioned match-ups.

Pick Dodger

A slithery player who can get around screens easily.

Pick Pocket

Known for his ability to strip the ball from a ball-handler.

Chase Down Artist

Terrific transition shot-blocker.



Alpha Dog

Team leader who takes it upon himself to lead his team to victory.

Clutch Performer

Steps his game up in big games and big moments.

Spark Plug

Comes off the bench or comes out of timeouts making big plays that can energize his teammates.

Championship DNA

Can quickly see where double teams are coming from. Also steps up his game in playoff moments.


A player who heats up quicker than most.

Defensive Anchor

Defensive leader who helps his teammates perform better defensively.


Will play through fatigue and injury without experiencing a severe drop in skill.


Has no problems expressing his feelings.


  • 75 Standing dunk
  • 99 Driving dunk
  • 99 Flashy dunk
  • 75 Alley-oop
  • 75 Putback dunk
  • 29 Crash


  • 75 Standing layup
  • 99 Driving layup
  • 92 Spin layup
  • 98 Hop step layup
  • 97 Euro step layup
  • 97 Floater

Jump shooting

  • 99 Step through shot
  • 30 Shot under basket
  • 45 Shot close
  • 4 Shot close left
  • 4 Shot close middle
  • 5 Shot close right
  • 95 Shot mid
  • 22 Spot up shot mid
  • 40 Off screen shot mid
  • 5 Shot 3pt
  • 20 Spot up shot 3pt
  • 45 Off screen shot 3pt
  • 64 Contested jumper mid
  • 17 Contested jumper 3pt
  • 42 Stepback jumper mid
  • 4 Stepback jumper 3pt
  • 55 Spin jumper
  • 5 Transition pull up 3pt
  • 5 Drive pull up 3pt
  • 11 Drive pull up mid
  • 33 Use glass

Drive setup

  • 69 Triple threat pump fake
  • 93 Triple threat jab step
  • 7 Triple threat idle
  • 99 Triple threat shoot
  • 96 Setup with sizeup
  • 71 Setup with hesitation
  • 2 No setup dribble


  • 99 Drive
  • 99 Spot up drive
  • 99 Off screen drive
  • 60 Drive right
  • 63 Driving crossover
  • 58 Driving spin
  • 50 Driving step back
  • 10 Driving half spin
  • 30 Driving double crossover
  • 45 Driving behind the back
  • 35 Driving dribble hesitation
  • 70 Driving in and out
  • 90 No driving dribble move
  • 88 Attack strong on drive


  • 99 Shoot
  • 99 Touches
  • 33 Roll vs. pop
  • 0 Transition spot up
  • 1 Iso vs. elite defender
  • 10 Iso vs. good defender
  • 15 Iso vs. average defender
  • 29 Iso vs. poor defender
  • 3 Play discipline

Post game

  • 50 Post up
  • 60 Post shimmy shot
  • 60 Post face up
  • 60 Post back down
  • 50 Post aggressive backdown
  • 99 Shoot from post
  • 50 Post hook left
  • 5 Post hook right
  • 99 Post fade left
  • 99 Post fade right
  • 43 Post up and under
  • 25 Post hop shot
  • 25 Post step back shot
  • 50 Post drive
  • 50 Post spin
  • 20 Post drop step
  • 23 Post hop step


  • 70 Dish to open man
  • 36 Flashy pass
  • 27 Alley oop pass


  • 98 Pass interception
  • 6 Take charge
  • 98 On-ball steal
  • 40 Contest shot
  • 40 Block shot
  • 45 Foul
  • 17 Hard foul

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    Haha why is this called flight school and his dunk is a 65 contact dunk


    yeah it's weird. but eh at least he has HOF posterizer so it equals out?


    Does anyone want to sell this card to me?


    It's because he just flies over, not into defenders.


    Because when he was in the league it was soft and now there r way more posterizing plays.


    I feel like its my duty to downvote this

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    stop begging for likes


    Lol wtf did I do

    Please like


    Not sure if you’re joking

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    I’m basically sharing my option friend?




    That’s highly debatable. More injuries occur now


    That's why the nba is softer now

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    The league was absolutely not soft in the 80s. The Pistons’ strategy to stop Jordan was to knock him to the ground every time he went inside. Jordan still came back and wasn’t scared and didn’t complain about fouls or anything dumb like that. Nowadays, every little bit of contact gets called a foul and every time somebody hits the floor they review it to see if it’s a flagrant

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    Well the pistons are better now and they don’t need to fail


    pistons are better now???? oh boy


    Yes Blake griffin is the face of the organization


    And him and Drummond are gonna lead the Pistons to a championship in the conference where the Celtics superteam are the 4th seed?


    No way gay gamer


    Then in no way did they improve, ass penetrator.


    typical little kids. and is lebron the goat?


    Yes he has more championships apperances


    bill russell has more so he is the goat


    Ur moms a hoe


    Lol you are definitely 7


    jeez yall hate him. i somewhat agree with the statement. the league was a lot more tougher and had a lot more contact with rodman and such but dunking and posterizing is becoming more common now.

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    You got it all wrong. The league in his day was tougher and today the league has become soft. Even though I'm a Steph Curry fan, I have to admit that he would be trash in the 80's and 90's because he wouldn't be able to handle the physicality and toughness of that time!

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    R u fucking gay? Curry would put Jordan on a poster u queer


    Ur the epitome of stupidness. The nigga got fucking blasted in the paint every time.

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    Not really


    R u retarded. Ever heard of the hand check rule dumbass


    Basically no


    So don't fucking talk if you don't know shit


    Hand check was removed from the game in 1974, contrary to the myth you believe. Guess it’s you who doesn’t know shit.


    Not 1974, the NBA removed hand checking in 1994.


    hold up you tripping The NBA was way harder back then Today the NBA is Soft


    Actually the paint was more clogged back then so you're more likely to catch a body


    THIS nigga got 84 downvotes

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    Not even that many compared to your life


    Thanks for an accurate representation of middle school MJ 2k!


    Wrong. Steve Kerr carries both of them.


    What? This reply makes 0 sense...


    HOF Posterizer + 65 Contact Dunk.
    2K never ceases to amaze with their stupidity...


    NBA 2k: Where Stupidity Happens


    underrated comment

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    I may just spam this on “2k Logic” comments until I die.


    people like these never seem to realize their own unoriginality...


    That contact dunk is awful


    its because his animations are insane so he gets them anyway


    Yeah but even so, put some respect on MJs name


    scottie pippen carried this guy to 6 finals


    why so bitter?


    W tbh. But MJ still better Bron


    Wish I could downvote a million times


    Its a joke

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    like your username?


    my username isnt a joke tho


    Should be


    Smh yours is legit the start of a fucking 2k locker code


    1988, the year where Jordan was absolutely dominant on D to win DPOY and MVP and scoring champ in the same year. But somehow this league leader in steals have a 85 steal only. Not sure why 2k can't drop a few intangible ratings for the goat....


    He has the same dunk as his ruby card smh


    NBA 2k: Where Stupidity Happens


    Why do they make the younger Jordan cards so slow did they not watch Jordan in the mid 80's when he was quick as hell. 89 speed he was more 95 plus in his young days. I get it they trying to not make his stats too good because they will have better cards later in the year but sorry the 87 Jordan was a dunking machine who got to the basket like no other. 88 jordan was mvp and defensive player of the year so these stats are not even close to how good he was.


    it says flight school yet the dunking stats are too low


    Looks like a ruby card


    naw high amy maybe not a ruby tho


    65 contact dunk pfff


    Easily the SECOND greatest dunker of All-Time. Especially in his rookie year.


    This is so overpriced in PC. sad that I cant cop one out through packs and auction house


    Yeppp bull lol. I managed to save 1 mill. But not enought yet. Starting to think the card isn't worth the price anyway idk yet can't decide. I'm selling my rookie kobe with diamond shoe, basges Emerald along mourning, and sapphire kendel gill to try to get to 1.5mill do I want to waiste it all. Hopefully I. An snipe this suckered before the packs end for cheaper than a mill bit starting to doubt it. Bots lol


    How have u saved 1 million mt?

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    Best way is to buy historic cards extra. Wait a month then resell them all for tons.


    Buying good cards when I find them cheap and re selling them. Took a while to get to 1.5 but possible. Got back up to 500 thousand already today after a week of selling. After spending 600,000 and not getting the Giannis card.


    Maybe he drops if the PD MJ comes out.

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    Well yeah but that will take a while and his value will probably be even more for people trying to finish the flight pack this is bull. Bots


    i feel you..i play on pc and the prices are just insane. i need PD Ben Wallace...thats the only PD from the 20th anniversary collection i´m missing. He goes for like 10Million MT...thats ridiculous!


    Got 600k to try to pull Gianni's after work.....


    Lol I got Jordan for 1 mill 2 days ago at like 4am while people were doing that moments update nice. Kemp is a monster no lies.


    nice!!!! i dont think that i can afford MJ...:-(

    i had 90k MT and pulled PD Giannis after 4 Packs! So lucky!


    Lol I pulled 600 thousand worth and didn't get it. That's why I never get packs and just save mt now.


    MJ still costs 1,5-2,0 Million MT...so i decided to go for Diamond Kobe. 215k


    and MJ is also my last missing Card on the Flight School Collection... :-(


    same. will wait until everybody forgets about em. damn pc bots.


    Every card is overpriced on PC.


    Now I have 1 mill Mt still not enough for pc auction damit!


    Auction house bots I bet, no way 2 mill for every card


    Why are the pictures so low quality?


    the goat himself


    6'6" guard from North Carolina, number 23, MICHAAAAAAEL JORDAAAAAN!


    Has he been removed from the game because i can’t find him anywhere or how do i get him


    like i can’t find the flight school jordan


    He hasn’t been removed, he’s just the rarest card in the game. He’s rarely ever in the action house.

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    ohhhh tru g now they put locker code for him which is sus


    They put it in cause they released the other their Jordan’s so I guess they want everyone to have a Jordan of their own. Would’ve been weird to have this Jordan cost more then the PD.


    Missed this in packs, but FINALLY got him in the free locker code....figures..


    actual garbage, i'll stick with diamond kobe who can shoot


    if you cant shoot with a 90 mid range rating than youre just bad


    Emm... Who makes mid range shots in this game?
    Is either layups or 3 pointers.
    mid range is inneficient, and he is not even great at mid range either, so is not like is worth it to depend on that.
    This MJ, can´t shoot 3s, has worst layups than Diamond Harden, Lebron, Rose, Kobe, and PD Kemba walker, and many more. What makes this card especial? The driving dunk is only 90, and the contact is a ridiculous 65. Amy Vince Carter and Richarson are better dunkers by far.
    He is okey as a diamond, but not worth the price in a thousand years

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    see, youre not using cards the way theyre meant to be used, youre looking for one cards that can only shoot 3s or layups, id rather say youre inefficient and your offense is one dimensional


    What a way to deflect.
    No, midrange shooting is inneficient, it has nothing to do with "being one dimensional" some stats are better than others. Fadeways are better than plain midrange shots in 2k. But this Jordan Fadeway rating is 88, which is just decent.
    Diamond Kobe is better and is just 1/5 the price.
    If you wasted a lot of MT in this card, that´s on you. But don´t try to convince other people that he is worth it or something. PD Jordan is way better and completely outclasses this card. I used both quite a lot so i can assure that, and of course i sold the diamond one.
    I´ll suggest you do as well.


    i dont even have this card, if im being honest i think this card is trash, the defense on it is just not even like jordan, this is just demar derozan with michael jordans picture on the card. but im just confused that this guy doesnt consider mid range shots into shooting, even tho jordans jumpshot is one of the best jumpshots jn the game, its not hard to get a good release with it and if you know how to get open a 90 mid range shot is more than enough.


    Harrison Barnes is the best player from North Carolina, not this bum.


    guess no one is typing



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    is a site where most 2kmtc users are now


    Who wanna bet this dude gets 5 more diamond/pink diamond cards?


    Hes gonna get a PD for being on the cover , a galaxy opal and maybe 1 more diamond


    Eddie Jones ruby better than 99% of these new cards


    his release is meh


    This is just a Bernard King with improved defense


    Kobe's son


    Kobe’s dad


    I like the 65 contact dunk maby it will take the price down In the auction house on pc. I don't have 2 mill to spend around 690,000 don't Wana risk trying to pull packs and get jack. I already have the other cards.


    99 Potential, but he was already great!!!1




    Get PD Blake Griffin and use it as a center.


    Can you guys help me out with my lineup I just packed petrovic and debating whether to sell him. https://2kmtcentral.com/19/lineups/79259/current-lineup


    Selling 1.2 million MT points on PS4 hmu or add me PSN is ReidCaron


    this is a nice card


    On 3/28/03 Kobe drops 42 on his son Jordan by halftime, finished with 55 points after Phil Jackson pulled him from the game early in the third quarter to protect Jordan's reputation.


    Imagine comparing prime Kobe to 40 year old MJ


    funny how jordan was playing small forward on the wizards, and kobe was a shooting guard, not to mention jordan was 40 years old...


    85 steal he averaged 3.2 steals a game in 88.


    The amount of MT people are spending on this card is insane. Their are much much better SGs out there, like Diamond Kobe for example, and this things is going for over 300k on the X-box. Just baffles me


    yeah but he is mj, his animations are just godlike, he can get away with hella bs in the paint easilly


    jordan is tha goat
    Firstly, Jordan played and mostly won championships during an expansion era of the league. Yes, believe it or not, Michael Jordan played during an era where the league was still trying to find its own identity and incorporate different cities of America into the league. Because of this, Jordan played against some of the worst competition the league has ever seen, owning some of the worst records in NBA history that still stand today. During his career, 6 sub .500 teams were added to the league, which in turn, diluted an already inferior talent pool within the early stages of the league development.
    As we’ve already established, the league was still discovering itself and developing during MJ’s career, and as a part of that development, league rules were also a central part of that change. Now, I know what some of you are thinking, but before you start yell “hand checking, hand checking”, keep in mind, Jordan played during a time where the illegal defense rule existed. This is massive because hand checking is really nothing in comparison. The magnitude of the rule doesn’t compare to the significance of the illegal defense. Without the ability to play a zone defense or anything close to it, defensive schemes were less elaborate and teams were unable to send or even show multiple bodies at stars. Can you imagine a league nowadays in which superstars were left with single man coverages? That was the reality. Can you imagine players like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant etc being able to basically go one-on-one with a defender who has been left there on an island with no hope in stopping them? It’s crazy when you think about that now in that light. Can you imagine some of the numbers the more modern superstars could have put up with that luxury.
    Since the rule was implemented, players such as Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady and Carmelo Anthony have all stated if they had to change one rule in the NBA, it would be eliminating the zone defense, which would enable them to be able to fully showcase their offensive talent one-on-one with a defender. MJ had that particular luxury that other scorers didn’t. Another notable rule change is the “best of 5” instead of the “best of 7” playoff series we are accustomed to today. Furthermore, other rule changes include the three-point line being a whole foot closer to the basket for a duration of time. As Jordan was being defeated and beat up by the Bad Boy Pistons, the league looked at and started to implement the punishment for over physical fouls and plays in general, which aided Jordan’s game. This is why when asked about Jordan, Wilt Chamberlin once said “Just remember (Michael), when you played, they changed the rules to make it easier for you to dominate…when I played, they changed the rules to make it harder for me”.
    You’d think that if the assumption Jordan played in a better era the numbers would back that up, right? Well they in fact do the opposite. Major stats taken across the board for the duration of his career indicate that Jordan did in fact play in an inferior era to today’s game. The overall Points Per game average was higher despite the fast-paced, more possessions per game we experience today. The Field Goals Made per game was higher, Field Goals attempted across the board were higher on average again despite the supreme pace we see night in and night out nowadays. The overall Field Goal Percentage was also higher. All in all, saving you some reading time, advanced stats are also not favorable. Not to mention basically everything that has to do with outside shooting, the three-point line and overall efficiency being better today.
    This is obvious, but simply put – individual and overall defense were less advanced when Jordan played. I often hear people claiming Jordan “would average 50 in this era”, but let’s be real, he wouldn’t average 50 (no one could do that), and even if he did average a high points per game average, it would be down to the increased pace and more possessions, not because the defenses or defensive players are worse now, because they’re not.
    Defensive schemes were extremely simplistic compared to the modern NBA era, and as we’ve established, the rules during this period were a major factor. Defensive knowledge and implementation was significantly worse, with teams not really taking away what other teams or stars liked to do on any given night. Double-teaming, triple-teaming and trapping were non-existent, play calls were less elaborate, timeouts were used less effectively, and the entire tactical side of the game was worlds away from what it is now. The game was definitely more physical but being more physical does in no way shape or form mean the defense was better, because it wasn’t.
    It’s no secret Jordan destroyed the competition, but it’s very interesting when they praise Jordan for dominating, but discredit today’s competition in comparison. It’s interesting because what people fail to realise is that Jordan played in the 90s version of the Golden State Warriors that we see tear apart the league today. Jordan’s Bulls were absolutely the equivalent in their era. Of course both teams were built and constructed differently, but their dominance and status were the same. Jordan played under the arguably the greatest coach we’ve ever seen in Phil Jackson, with one of the best two way players we’ve ever seen in Scottie Pippen who was an MVP caliber talent, a supreme bunch of role players who were specialist shooters in a time where there were much less than now in Steve Kerr, BJ Armstrong, Toni Kukoc, Craig Hodges and John Paxson, and the greatest rebounder and maybe defender ever in Dennis Rodman. This isn’t to mention other great pieces but you get the point – the overall competition was less and Jordan played in arguably the most dominant team the league has ever seen. Unlike other superstars, Jordan never faced a team in the playoffs or NBA Finals that had a better team or head coach than he did.
    We’ve already spoken about competition, and the lack thereof, but let’s go a little deeper with this. We live in the golden age of guards nowadays in the NBA, and when you really think about it, not only was the guard position not as strong during MJ’s career, the lack of competition and talent was awful in comparison. When Jordan retired, the Bulls won only two less games the next season, Scottie Pippen was arguably the MVP and the Bulls were a play or call away from going to another NBA Finals, all WITHOUT Jordan. This speaks volumes on both the lack of overall competition, and further evidence of how good and well-coached those Bulls teams were. If competition was as high as people perceive it was, it wouldn’t be possible to lose the best player in the game and remain nearly identical through the regular season as well as knocking on the door for another NBA Finals.
    Jordan’s direct competition was also poor. If you think about the players that actually had to check him one-on-one, besides a couple of exceptions the resistance was minimal and laughable in hindsight. I mean, players like Jeff Hornacek and Reggie Miller, really? One of Jordan’s most famous shots ever was over the Cavaliers’ Craig Elho. Elho himself said that moment made him more famous than anything he ever did on the floor and it’s true. Jordan went against Karl Malone and John Stockton in their later years yes, but neither of them were directly checking him, nor can anyone realistically name another person off the top of their head on that roster that was worth mentioning alongside Stockton and Malone. Jordan even went against Gary Payton (who is listed at 6”4’ but isn’t close to that), and Payton actually played him the best out of anyone before getting hurt.
    I’m not saying Jordan played against no one, but the overall competition is definitely diluted and misjudged for that period of time. People forget that arguably the two greatest ever defenders actually played alongside Jordan instead of guarding him. He never had to put buckets on Dennis Rodman or Scottie Pippen when it matters most or when a ring was on the line, they were right there next to him in the same jersey. Furthermore, people claim the East is bad nowadays but have quickly forgotten how bad it was at times in those days as well. The 85/86 Bulls went 30-52 and made the playoffs, the 90-91 New York Knicks went 39-43 and made the playoffs, but the 15/16 Bulls go 40-42 missing out on the playoffs, just one of many comparisons that can be made during that time.
    We haven’t even discussed the continued globalization of the league which increased the talent pool and competition across the world over time, especially with the European players. Or even dived into the ability and opportunity of generations to learn off the past and better the present.
    All in all it’s actually systematically and fundamentally impossible for any professional sport to get worse over time. That’s not opinion that’s just science and the evolution of the game and professional sports in general. I believe it’s hard for the older generation of basketball “greats” to accept and understand, and it’s a reason why they’re quick to discredit and judge the modern NBA player, but it is what it is.
    Michael Jordan is absolutely a basketball icon and will forever remain that way, but there are some myths that are alive and thought of as undeniable fact which shouldn’t be the case. This is one of them. The truth is, Michael Jordan played in a less advanced and developed time in basketball, and it’s ok to acknowledge it.


    You are right when you say the league was finding its identity, you are wrong when you said that made the competition easier.
    Nowadays strong defense is punished, because the league wants the offensive stars to look good and unstoppable.
    Of course the defense is more organized nowadays... it has to be, you can´t even touch a guy anymore.
    Michael Jordan has proven to be the best player of all times throughout his whole career, if you think a bunch of cherry picked obviously biased statements that are ranging from half true to straight nonsense can change that you are wrong.
    Also, all that rambling about "it´s impossible for an sport to get worse over time"

    No, it´s not. Especially when there is money on the table, and the NBA explicitly rewards lazy defense. "Worse" is a subjective term. It may be better as a business, but worse as a competitive sport.
    The league is obviously less competitive now.


    Look, it's Malcolm Brogdon's son


    where, i cant see him


    Michael Jordan! After all, he is a wannabe Malcolm Brogdon

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    how can he be a wannabe if he was in the league before Brogdon was born?


    He noticed how good Malcolm would be become and tried to replicate him