The reason there will never be another Michael Jordan, per Blake Griffin
Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin recently went on IG live with GQ and talked about how there will never be another Michael Jordan in the NBA.
Griffin, who has a close relationship with MJ since he’s a Jordan Brand athlete, believes NBA fans as a whole won’t allow anyone to be better than His Airness unless they have a perfect career.
“I don’t think we’ll allow anybody to be Michael Jordan,” Blake Griffin said.
“Unless you just come in and you have a perfect career. Like Michael Jordan didn’t have a perfect career obviously. Like he struggled early on and then ran off three, came back and ran off three more and got out. But like, I don’t know, I don’t think we will allow ourselves to.”
Jordan won six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls in the ’90s and went 6-0 in the Finals, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics and Utah Jazz (twice).
MJ also won all six Finals MVPs and never allowed a series to go to Game 7.
During the regular season with the Bulls, Jordan won five MVP Awards and 10 scoring titles. He was voted into the Hall of Fame in 2009 and finished his career with stellar averages of 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists with the Bulls and Washington Wizards in 1,072 games.
Jordan is also one of two players in NBA history to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season. The other is Houston Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon, although Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is expected to join Jordan and Olajuwon this season.