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Old 10-16-2010, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default Could Jordan score 100 in today's NBA?

He "only" reached a high of 69 during his career, and that was in overtime. But MJ says he could do what Wilt did if he were playing today:

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"It's less physical and the rules have changed, obviously," said Jordan, who was promoting NBA 2K11 video game. "Based on these rules, if I had to play with my style of play, I'm pretty sure I would have fouled out or I would have been at the free throw line pretty often and I could have scored 100 points."
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I doubt he could. Maybe 80 like Kobe did, but I don't think today's game is so drastically different than Jordan's era that it would allow him to do what he couldn't when he played.
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Old 10-16-2010, 04:38 PM   #2
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If he played on a team like the Knicks or Nets, or Cleveland, than yeah he could. If he played in Chicago LA or Boston than no.
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Fun question but not a simple one...

I can only comment on what I've seen & I do agree without a doubt that today's rules that heavily favor crowd pleasing high scoring games would make MJ's 'assertion' more than feasible.

I guess the biggest problem would be that MJ would have had to completely ignore D/rebounding (O & D) & just concentrate on offense which Bryant did. If he somehow could, which I doubt due to his hyper competitive mentality, I don't see why not.

Bryant went to the line 10 times in that 81 point game, MJ would have at least doubled that at the minimum. MJ lived for attacking the rim, Bryant relied more on the perimeter due to his great shooting touch.

Not to take away from Bryant's heroic game, just to throw out another opinion...
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