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re: Michael Jordan could still average double digits at age 50?


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He'd get them at the stripe. If you looked at him cross-eyed, a shooting fould would be called on you, even if you were on offense at the time.








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Carson123987
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re: Michael Jordan could still average double digits at age 50?


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He'd get them at the stripe. If you looked at him cross-eyed, a shooting fould would be called on you, even if you were on offense at the time.








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LSUTIGER in TEXAS
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Houston TX
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re: Michael Jordan could still average double digits at age 50?


Yeah, he could do it, but he'd need 20 shots, turn the ball over constantly and get carved on defense. Just like his stint with wiz, he'll get his, but wouldn't help the team make the playoffs

Lets face it. If the guy could still play, he would be. But he's 50 and even he knows its over. The MJ hero worship is beyond ridiculous.






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BoardReader
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Arkansas
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Michael Jordan could still average double digits at age 50?


Could he? Sure.

Would it be good, pretty, or efficient basketball?

Absolutely not.

Under the absolute best case scenario, you ask him to defend the least athletic 3s in the league, or try to body up on the undersized 4s, who he will stretch out to the perimeter on the offensive end. A good creator will get him enough shots in volume to get to 10 points-- but he'll get caved in by big men with any appreciable skill on the defensive end.







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VerlanderBEAST
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re: Michael Jordan could still average double digits at age 50?


this is like the Alabama vs Jaguars thread





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TiGeRTeRRoR
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re: Michael Jordan could still average double digits at age 50?


Assuming he was in playing shape, I think he could get 10 ppg in a limited role on any team in the NBA.





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PrimeTime Money
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Houston, Texas, USA
Member since Nov 2012
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re: Michael Jordan could still average double digits at age 50?


It's impossible to know without seeing him play.

But fadeaway jumpers are very difficult to stop. And that was Jordan's specialty. So if he can still hit that shot, he could score some points.

He can also let others facilitate and he can catch and shoot or drive on slow rotations.

My point is, he may be able to average 10 per game... but I think he'd be a liability to the team overall.






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Powerman
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re: Michael Jordan could still average double digits at age 50?


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Assuming he was in playing shape, I think he could get 10 ppg in a limited role on any team in the NBA.




Sure but only if that was the main objective for him being there

And he wouldn't be helping the team win






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JohnnyKilroy
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Oct 2012
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re: Michael Jordan could still average double digits at age 50?


MJ could suit up tonight and he wouldn't be the worst player in the NBA. That is saying something.

He could still shoot. He'd get annihilated on the defensive end though.






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Powerman
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re: Michael Jordan could still average double digits at age 50?


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MJ could suit up tonight and he wouldn't be the worst player in the NBA. That is saying something.

Well it is saying something. It's saying something that probably isn't true though.

He would definitely be worse than any of the starters



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Easy
Inglewood, CA
Member since Dec 2008
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re: Michael Jordan could still average double digits at age 50?


I think that he could, although whoever he was guarding would probably score lots more.





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JohnnyKilroy
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Member since Oct 2012
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He would definitely be worse than any of the starters



No shite.

He wouldn't sniff the starting lineup on any team in the association. He could fill a very limited role though, and there are definitely some garbage arse players in the league today who aren't even good defenders and can't shoot.






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BowDownToLSU
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Livingston louisiana
Member since Feb 2010
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re: Michael Jordan could still average double digits at age 50?


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MJ WOULD avg more than 10 a game even at 50. YES he is/was THAT GOOD




This.....and there will never be another that could/can match him as a player.






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Tiger in Texas
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Houston, Texas
Member since Sep 2004
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re: Michael Jordan could still average double digits at age 50?


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Lets face it. If the guy could still play, he would be. But he's 50 and even he knows its over. The MJ hero worship is beyond ridiculous.






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Tim Taylor
Member since Feb 2013
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re: Michael Jordan could still average double digits at age 50?


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Duncan


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guys who could open it up








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molsusports
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2004
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re: Michael Jordan could still average double digits at age 50?


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If the guy could still play, he would be



He could average 10 plus if that was the team's objective but that would degrade his legacy.

If he remade himself into a three point shooting specialist he wouldn't be a liability on the offensive end but he'd still be dead weight on defense






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gthog61
Georgia Tech Fan
Irving, TX
Member since Nov 2009
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re: Michael Jordan could still average double digits at age 50?


Sure he could, just get his minutes in the 2nd and 3rd qtrs when the bench's rotate in and they don't play defense like they do in the last 2 minutes.

That's only 5 made shots a game, not counting free throws






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jturn17
Member since Jan 2011
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re: Michael Jordan could still average double digits at age 50?


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If he remade himself into a three point shooting specialist


This would be the key. If he could learn to shoot the corner 3 like Stackhouse has done this season, then I could see it as a possibility. But he was a 30% 3pt shooter during his career, and without more facts I don't think he could.

People on this board are being ridiculous with their expectations for a 50 year old. The game has changed a lot in 10-15 years. Defenses have changed a lot in 10-15 years. It would take him 12-15 shots to get 10ppg without 3s, and there's no way he'd get that many shots off in a game on any team, unless the sole purpose was to get him 10ppg. Jordan is great, but let's stop with the John Henry tales.






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genro
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re: Michael Jordan could still average double digits at age 50?


We already know that you know nothing about basketball, Tim.





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MikeD
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
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re: Michael Jordan could still average double digits at age 50?


So could every old NBA player with a decent shot.

Problem is he would be abused on defensive end. There is a reason he is retired.






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