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Old 06-26-2011, 01:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Jackson Filth View Post
magic, but i guess technically MJs generation was when he started winning rather than being a first round exit.
Jordan lost in the First Round only three times. The first time it was his Rookie Year, the 2nd time he came back after missing 64 games due to a broken foot (and he averaged 44ppg against Bird's Celtics, including the famous 69 point game) and the third time came in his 3rd season.

Michael wasn't blessed to come into the League on a team that just traded for the reigning League MVP and Greatest Center of all-time in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He had to wait 3 years before Scottie came into the League and 6 before SP33 became an All-Star.

If you want to really get into the comparison, let's start out with their career stats/averages.

MJ23: 30.1ppg 6.2rpg 5.3apg 2.3spg 0.8bpg 84%FT 50%FG 33%3 in 38.3MPG.
MJ32: 19.5ppg 7.2rpg 11.2apg 1.9spg 0.4bpg 85%FT 52%FG 30%3 in 36.7MPG

Now let's got to Awards/Accolades:

Michael Jordan:
6 Time NBA Champion
6 Time NBA Finals MVP
5 Time Regular Season MVP
7 Time Scoring Champion
1 Time Defensive Player of the Year
14 Time NBA All-Star
Former Rookie Of The Year
3rd On NBA's Leading Scorer List
10 Time All-NBA First Team Player
1 Time All-NBA Second Team Player (Rookie Season)
9 Time All-NBA Defensive Player

Magic Johnson:
5 Time NBA Champion
3 Time NBA Finals MVP
3 Time Regular Season MVP
4 Time NBA Assists Leader
12 Time NBA All-Star
4th On NBA'S Leading Assist List
9 Time All-NBA First Team Player

From both a winning and individual stand-point, Michael Jordan has had more success than Magic Johnson has.
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