By themamba824 »

"Michael Jordan has 5 of the 7 top playoff series scoring averages of all time and 6 of the top 10. Lebron doesn't have one in the top 10. Kobe doesn't. Wilt doesn't even have one.... Yet MJ owns over half of this list including ALL players in the NBA. He averaged over 40 PPG in 5 different playoff series. That's insane. His top 6 playoff series averages are 45.2, 45, 43.7, 43., and 41 respectively, the last being in the finals. 

Jordan holds a whopping 42 NBA Playoff Records. To put that in prospective, this is how he measures up to other All Time Players:

Number of Playoff Records:
Michael Jordan - 42
Bill Russell - 15
Wilt Chamberlain - 13
Kareem Abdul Jabbar - 5
Kobe Bryant - 5
Lebron James - 0

Michael Jordan has more Post-Season Records than Russell, Wilt, Kareem, Kobe and Lebron Combined.

Now read this:

Jordan holds the Highest career PER average in NBA regular season, post season and NBA Finals history.

Jordan holds the Highest career Efficiency rating average in NBA regular season, post season and NBA Finals history.

Jordan holds the Highest career Gamescore average in NBA regular season, post season and NBA Finals history.

Jordan holds the Highest career Winshares average in NBA regular season, post season and NBA Finals history.

Jordan holds the Highest MVP shares average in NBA regular season, post season and NBA Finals history.

Jordan is the only player to lead the league in Scoring and Win Defensive player of the Year a season.

Jordan is the only player to Win a championship, scoring title and steals title in the same season.

Jordan is one of 3 players in NBA History to win a NBA scoring championship and NBA Championship in 1 season. George Mikan and Lew Alcindor did it once Each. Jordan did it six times. All six times also leading the playoffs in scoring. Mikan did that once and Alcindor didn't do it at all. 

I'm not directing this at any particular player or fans, but can we look at what the numbers really say before claiming Jordan loses to any player in a numbers/stats debate? 

As I always say, if you just more closely examine the facts, there's still a big gap between Jordan and all the other greats.