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The clips in this video I created are courtesy of Hoopsencyclopedia. I asked him if it was ok if I used a bunch of his footage that he so wisely saved over the years, and he said go for it.
So I will disect MJ game film, as long as I am on youtube. Game by game I will break apart the 80's, 90's and 00's.
Michael Jordan had 47 points in the game you are about to see highlights from, on 17-27 shooting, 4 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 steals, and 3 blocks against the Jazz in 1988.
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I break down everything for you, I show you traps, doubles, collapsing defenses, clogged lanes, court vision, hard fouls, you name it. You really need to subscribe and follow my series of videos here. I am going to disect the defense of the 80's 90's and 00's with MJ film. You will see the differences as we go. I thought this was a good game to start with for the 80's. Also seen in this video are:
There weren't flagrant fouls in Jordan's era. Teams would just knock Jordan to the floor, and the referee's only option was to call a regular foul.
The NBA got rid of handchecking, this was to allow for easier driving to the basket and it free's up the ball handler. In Michael's era, they would double team him as soon as his shoulder dropped and he tried taking it to the hoop. It was legal to stop Jordan with your hands, not just your feet and position. Handchecking helped out less athletic defenders, who could make up for being half a step slow, by using their hands to hold the ball-handler at 'bay'.
Bigs waiting in the paint
In Michael's era, bigs had a right to 'airspace'. Now the rules are as such that bigs can't jump to block a dunk or layup because if they make contact, it's a foul. There was no 3 second rule so teams would clog the lane to take away MJ's 'above the rim attack'. In Jordan's day you could jump from inside of the circle, or wherever you wanted, and as long as you jumped straight up, and not into the ball-handler, it was not a foul. Much more physical brand of basketball was played in Michael Jordan's era.
Also now they allow ball-handlers to carry the basketball. As well as players like Kobe Bryant get more touch fouls now on the perimeter than any single player in the history of the sport. It is a changed game.
My favorite performances were when Jordan averaged over 41ppg vs the Phoenix Suns who had great players on their roster, top to bottom. He had one game of 55 points in that series. My other favorite performance was when Jordan put on a Magic Johnson type performance in the 1991 NBA Finals, Jordan averaged over 30 points per game, on over 55% shooting, but the amazing part was that Jordan averaged 11.4 assists per game in that series. Jordan also won a defensive player of the year award, among plenty of other accolades and unreachable records.
Michael Jordan's most important pieces to his legacy are his 14 mvps(3 all star, 6 finals, 5 league), the fact that he is the only guard in NBA history to LEAD his team to multi-championships with the absence of a dominant big man. Add in Jordan's 10 scoring titles, 30+ 6+ 6+ for his career in the NBA finals, greatest career ppg average in the regular season and playoffs, he surpassed Wilt as the greatest scorer ever over a cumulative amount of time with consistent dominance.
Jordan's importance to the game cannot be put into words, his epic legacy he left on the game will never be paralleled or surpassed.
Even the most hyped up players of today's game (Kobe Bryant) pale in comparison to the greatest of all time, if you don't believe me, go here:
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