Une of the greatest hobbies of NBA fans is to imagine what a certain player from another era might be able to do today, trying to transport a legend from the past to the present day.
Of course, Michael Jordan is one of the most used legends in this type of fictional setting, so the player of the Bulls (not that of the Wizards), is constantly compared to others of more modern times with which it did not coincide on the track. And they don’t just compare their game, try to guess their numbers, the statistics that he will be able to sign if he played today.
Many people have been the ones who have tried to establish how many points Jordan will be able to average now, since his former agent David Falk a Mark Cuban going by Vlade Divac on Metta Sandiford-Artest. And the last one to do it publicly is Allen Iverson on the Club Shay Shay show hosted by three-time NFL champion Shannon Sharpe. ‘The Answer’ raved about him and stated that he could average 40 points without much effort.
“What’s the most a season averaged, 37?” Said Iverson. “Okay, 40 easily. Yeah, it would hit 40 easily, 40 would be easy for the ‘Black Jesus‘”.
Then the former Sixers player admitted that when it comes to talking about Jordan, he’s not objective: “When I talk about him, it is different. That is sometimes not good because I love him too much. He would never have been the Allen Iverson basketball player if it hadn’t been for him.“.
When it comes to intervening in the debate on the best of all time, Iverson is clear about his chosen ones: Mike, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
“Putting LeBron in the equation is also difficult for me because I have an extraordinary relationship with him. I did not have the same relationship with Mike. But I have never seen any player better than the three of them, I have never seen anything like him. LeBron, Mike and Kobe“.
Iverson grew up idolizing Jordan, as did most of those who started out in basketball at that time. Then he coincided with just his last years in Chicago and his scramble for Washington. But it was enough to make her admiration for him grow even more. Well, that was the kind of impact Jordan had on just about everyone..
If MJ had played in a less physical NBA like it is today, well, who knows? Equally 40 on average would be little for him.He was one of the two players who ended his career averaging more than 30 points a night (the other is Wilt Chamberlain), those numbers would be small in today’s basketball. But that remains in the field of hypothesis, something that is very popular in the NBA.