Lebron James has 27+7+7, how come Michael Jordan, who is called the first player in history, only has 31+6+5?


A friend recently asked me why Michael Jordan averaged 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists in his career, which doesn’t seem any better than Lebron’s 27 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists.This question has been asked by many fans before, so today we are going to talk about the statistical differences between Michael Jordan and Lebron James.First of all, the first question is why did Jordan not have enough data?Doesn’t Jordan have 27+7+7 ability?88-89 season because the media public opinion question, Jordan 10 times in 11 games behind the three pairs, including seven consecutive three pairs, the record can be ranked second to the NBA, at the time as to why played only 11 games, mainly because of the things happened at the end of march in early April, 11 games finished the regular season ended,Otherwise Jordan’s triple-double record will definitely stand!Jordan was questioned by the media for not being able to help the team like magic!If you have to look at 11 games as a small sample size, Jordan averaged 32.5 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 2.9 steals in 1988-89. That’s not a small sample size, is it?Is 32+8+8 stronger than 27+7+7?So why didn’t Jordan continue to play this way?Phil Jackson took over as head coach of the Bulls in 1989, the summer after Jordan’s triple-double streak ended, replacing Collins and ushering in the triangle offense.Familiar knows the triangle offense, is through the main function of this set of tactics and roll cover let Jordan get 1 v1, so after 89 the bulls team, Jordan is often in the role of a terminator, the terminator natural won’t be the ball, so Jordan assists began to decline after 89 to six or so!The triangle offense actually limited Jordan’s play!The same goes for the Triangle offense, where Kobe averaged 4.7 assists per game for his entire career. You can’t have James, Westbrook, Harden, doncic and other ball-handling cores in that system.Then the second problem is that the difficulty of obtaining data is not the same in every era!For example, from 95.6 points per game in 1996-98, teams in the league have averaged 112.1 points per game in the past few seasons, so not only has scoring skyrocketed with more possessions, but rebounds and assists have also increased.Five other Jordan that s position, do guard defender, center of the center do and few perimeter players standing inside the s rebound, center, of course, also won’t three points to the perimeter shots, so the fixed position player’s role will be after some simplification, so points, rebounds, assists, nature is difficult to give attention to two or morethings!Mainstream centers didn’t drift to the outside to shoot threes!Finally is assists decision at that time and now there are some discrepancy, assists in the ninety s only calculate direct shot or dunk, such as ball inside, if by the opponents can carry the ball in the lane, the embarrassed this shot is not exactly assists scope, also inside to the outside must be shot or directly attack completely empty basket will be counted as assists;In today’s era, assists are more widely calculated. A dribble, a move, or even a step-back after a player receives the ball are all counted as assists, so if you really want to make an equal comparison, 10 assists in the 1990s can be equated with 13 or 14 assists today!According to the current algorithm, Jordan has no problem averaging two more assists per game!While Jordan’s stats may not seem versatile enough, Jordan’s 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 2.3 steals, 0.8 blocks adds up to 44.7, while James’ 27.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.8 blocks adds up to 44.4. So is Jordan really not versatile enough?

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