An in-his-prime Michael Jordan would torch today’s NBA competition for something “between 50 and 60” points a night, according to David Falk, who represented His Airness throughout his legendary playing career.
MJ has the highest regular season (30.1 PPG) and playoff (33.4 PPG) scoring averages of all time, and no current player is “remotely” in his league, says Falk.
The renowned agent adds that he believes Scottie Pippen “has a certain level of jealousy” towards his former Chicago Bulls teammate.
“With virtually zero defense, no hand-checking, I think if Jordan played today; if he was in his prime in today’s rules, I think he’d average between 50 and 60 a game. I think he’d shoot 75% from the floor. If you couldn’t hand-check him, he would be completely unstoppable,” Falk said. “Now that I watch [the documentary], I realize that, unless you’re legally blind, you can’t possibly think that there’s another player who ever played the game that’s remotely in the league that he’s in. Nobody.”
“I hope personally, and I’m sure it won’t, that the doc ends all talk about like is Jordan competitive with LeBron [James]? He’s in a different league. If you don’t see that with your eyes, maybe the doctor’s office can help because you should have an eye test,” he said.
Falk has apparently seen the remaining episodes of “The Last Dance” and says some things he and others have known for a long time will come to light.
“Pippen has a certain level of jealousy towards Michael. He has said recently many times he thinks LeBron’s a better player. Now, if you’re Scottie Pippen, and Michael Jordan made your career, completely made your career; even if you think that, keep it to yourself,” Falk said. “Scottie’s problem, as the documentary points out in so many different places after the episodes you’ve seen, is that he wasn’t a great competitor. There were times for silly reasons. The migraine; you think that Michael Jordan [would do that] unless he had his leg amputated?”