While Michael Jordan was making the fans jump out of their seats while scoring the basketball, one other aspect of his game also shouldn’t be forgotten.
Jordan was one of the best players of his era to use fakes for creating better conditions for his shots and fool his opponents. As he was getting older, Jordan had to rely more on experience than athleticism, and his “art of faking” helped him immensely.
Jordan’s legacy continues to stand the test of time. He played in total 1072 NBA games (1039 started), averaging 30.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg in 38.3 minutes per contest. He was a 14-time NBA All-Star, and a 6-time the NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls.
Jordan led the NBA in scoring in 10 seasons and tied Wilt Chamberlain’s record of seven consecutive scoring titles. He was also a fixture on the NBA All-Defensive First Team, making the roster nine times. Many of Jordan’s contemporaries label Jordan as the greatest basketball player of all time.
Below is a great video compilation of Jordan faking his opponents.
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