What If: Michael Jordan Never Existed?

Of course Karl Malone is the one who snaps him away

Earlier this year, Michael Jordan was asked which record would be harder to break: Russell Westbrook’s consecutive games with a triple-double, or Harden’s consecutive games with 30 points or more?

The G.O.A.T.’s answer?

Michael Jordan won six championships in six tries – collecting all six Finals MVP’s – earned five regular season MVP’s, a DPOY, three steals titles, and ten scoring titles. Quite simply, he dominated the era he played in.

Now, what if a player this dominant simply didn’t exist? Who collects the accolades that Michael Jordan earned?

Let’s start with divvying up the scoring titles:

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Who Is The G.O.A.T.?

G.O.A.T. is a label being thrown around quite a bit these days. I think we all need to stop and think about what it means.

LeBron James’ greatness is on full display as we speak, and we are currently awaiting the start of the NBA Conference Finals. If LeBron makes another trip to the NBA Finals, that would be eight straight trips, something that hasn’t been accomplished in over 50 years! And, don’t look now folks, but he currently sits fifth on the all-time scorers list (31,038), and only 1,254 points behind many hoop heads’ all-time great Michael Jordan (and LeBron still hasn’t even retired, taken ownership of a team, and returned to play for them yet. Yikes!). He is showing no signs of slowing down, possibly playing the best ball of his career in his 15th season, and with an average of at or around 2,000 points per, it’s safe to say next season he will surpass the immortal MJ on this list, and begin nipping at the heels of Kobe Bryant, who sits third.

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