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JordansWizards
06-28-2012, 02:05 PM
Being a fan of Michael Jordan when he played with the Wizards, I was wondering why didn't he make any all-nba team in 2002 or 2003. Was he not as good as the media portrayed him? Or it is just because his team never made the playoffs either years? I mean, he was still better than Kobe yet he made all-nba teams. What gives?

justinnum1
06-28-2012, 02:06 PM
very interesting screen name and first thread...

sixers247
06-28-2012, 02:07 PM
trollololololol and dup.

Mr.SmackYoMama
06-28-2012, 02:09 PM
Cause he was WAK!

Giannis94
06-28-2012, 02:09 PM
troll.

Kashmir13579
06-28-2012, 02:09 PM
LOL. This trollthread actually made me laugh..

Kashmir13579
06-28-2012, 02:09 PM
At first glance i really thought this was a JB thread.

StarvingKnick22
06-28-2012, 02:14 PM
lol troll thread. it was because he otherized to draft kwame with the first pick. they hated him

rocket
06-28-2012, 02:20 PM
Rigged

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-28-2012, 02:23 PM
better than kobe? lmfao

sep11ie
06-28-2012, 02:26 PM
Actually seems like a JB thread.

StinkEye
06-28-2012, 02:28 PM
Aliens.

Lakers + Giants
06-28-2012, 02:29 PM
It might be jordanbulls haha. JordanWizards. . lmfao. Or someone trying to make us think its JB. :shrug:

naps
06-28-2012, 02:32 PM
This could actually be JB with a changed IP address. I swear I thought it was a JB thread before clicked on it.

Rain 816
06-28-2012, 02:38 PM
Dude was like 40??? Were u serious with this thread??? Smh

jmethlo
06-28-2012, 02:50 PM
Because he was old, Fat, and slow.

jrap2
06-28-2012, 02:52 PM
because he was old, fat, and slow.

sums it up quite well

Catfish1314
06-28-2012, 02:57 PM
Because he was old, Fat, and slow.

But he was still rocking that ball fake (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KuQ0AhjSTA).

Mr.SmackYoMama
06-28-2012, 03:09 PM
Dude was like 40??? Were u serious with this thread??? Smh

He was dead serious!! He shoulda won the MVP also! :cool:

davids22
06-28-2012, 03:10 PM
Uh am I the only one who forgot just how GOOD Michael was during his time with the Wizards?

He offered to come off the bench to let the younger players developed, but after injuries, he stepped into the light and STILL averaged 20ppg as a 40 year old. In fact, at the age of 39 and 40 (his two years with the Wizards), here was his stat lines

01-02: 22.9ppg, 5.2apg, 5.6rpg, 1.4spg on 41.6% shooting with 35mpg
02-03: 20ppg, 3.8apg, 6.1rpg, 1.5spg on 44.5% shooting with 37mpg

That's better stats than half of the league, at the age of 40. He didn't have better stats than Kobe (Kobe averaged about 3 more PPG in 01-02 and 10 more PPG in 02-03 than Michael) but MJ's numbers were still good enough to make at least an All-NBA 3rd team. Anyone who says otherwise hasn't been watching basketball long enough. "Too old fat and slow" Wow don't make me laugh.

jason17
06-28-2012, 03:17 PM
Why did the WIzards let go of Hamiltion-Ben Wallace - rasheed wallace- ...that could of been 3 guys in the very early of 2000's with jordan.

king4day
06-28-2012, 03:21 PM
I think we'd need to see stats for the league in those years to know if he really should have been on those teams.

zB_#85
06-28-2012, 04:39 PM
I often cry myself to sleep wondering this same thing...

I mean Michael Jordans career was pretty good and stuff, but what would have really made it complete would be getting named to an All-NBA team as a Wizard :cry:

drobe86
06-28-2012, 04:45 PM
Uh am I the only one who forgot just how GOOD Michael was during his time with the Wizards?

He offered to come off the bench to let the younger players developed, but after injuries, he stepped into the light and STILL averaged 20ppg as a 40 year old. In fact, at the age of 39 and 40 (his two years with the Wizards), here was his stat lines

01-02: 22.9ppg, 5.2apg, 5.6rpg, 1.4spg on 41.6% shooting with 35mpg
02-03: 20ppg, 3.8apg, 6.1rpg, 1.5spg on 44.5% shooting with 37mpg

That's better stats than half of the league, at the age of 40. He didn't have better stats than Kobe (Kobe averaged about 3 more PPG in 01-02 and 10 more PPG in 02-03 than Michael) but MJ's numbers were still good enough to make at least an All-NBA 3rd team. Anyone who says otherwise hasn't been watching basketball long enough. "Too old fat and slow" Wow don't make me laugh.


Very good post. Alot of people here are hating, but his numbers were pretty good at that time. People don't realize that even Kobe and Lebron won't be putting up 20 ppg 5 reb and 4 assist at 40...

davids22
06-28-2012, 04:49 PM
Very good post. Alot of people here are hating, but his numbers were pretty good at that time. People don't realize that even Kobe and Lebron won't be putting up 20 ppg 5 reb and 4 assist at 40...

A lot of players would be very grateful to even be playing at the age of 40, let alone starting and putting up 20/5/5. MJ was truly one of a kind.

ChicagoJ
06-28-2012, 04:52 PM
I seem to remember MJ being good still when he was a wizard. It was a different team and different role for him though from when he was younger and obviously he was older. But, he still broke nba records as a wizard. Oldest player ever to score over 50 pts. The night after that game he scores 45 pts, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 steals. So, he still was a good/great player on the wizards. Just no where near what he was as a bull.

Cano4prez
06-28-2012, 04:58 PM
I often cry myself to sleep wondering this same thing...

I mean Michael Jordans career was pretty good and stuff, but what would have really made it complete would be getting named to an All-NBA team as a Wizard :cry:

:laugh2:

JasonJohnHorn
06-28-2012, 05:14 PM
Whether or not this is a troll thread, I don't know. But here's the answer. Jordan wasn't that good at the time. In '02 he had his lowest FG% of his career at .416. That is awful. The NBA voting that season put one PG on each team (Kidd, Payton and Nash), which left three SG spots. They went to Kobe, Iverson and Paul Pierce (who was playing SG at that point of his career). They each averaged more points than Jordan, with better FG% and also beat him out in other statistical categories. The following year, though Jordan improved his FG%, his averaged dropped down, making the gap between Jordan and the younger guards even wider. The first team had two SGs, Kobe and McGrady, the second team had Iverson and J-Kidd (J-Kidd had a lower scoring average than MJ, but beat him out in nearly every other statistical catagory) and the third team had two PGs in Nash and Marbury. Marbury had a higher scoring average and a higher assist average than did Jordan, and Nash, though Jordan had a higher scoring average, had a much higher assist total. I think there could have been an arguement for Jordan over Nash that season (Jordan had more boards, points and steals), but there is an arguement for Nash as well (he had better percentages across the board and a much higher assist average.

Coupled with that he was also listed as a SF I think for one or both of those seasons, and that was when you had the likes of Garnett, Duncan, Dirk McGrady. Jermain O'Neal was playing very well, as was Paul Pierce. You also has Webber and Mashburn playing very well.

I don't really see this as a slight to Jordan. He had what many would consider to be good seasons in Washington, but those years they weren't good enough to get on the All-NBA teams. You might have asked rather, how did Vince Carter not make any All-NBA teams those seasons (though 03 it was likley due to his injuries and reduced out put, but in 02 there was certainly a case for him to make an All-NBA team. Andre Miller lead the league in assists in 02 and didn't make an All-NBA team either.

So basically, he didn't make the All-NBA teams because he wasn't good enough to, partly because I believe he was competing against forwards for the votes, but partly because the league had a lot of great young players at the time.

Look at this past season. You have a guy like Josh Smith average nearly 20/10 while dishing out almost 4 assists a game and adding a 1.5 steals and nearly 2 blocks a game and this dude doesn't even make an all-star team, let alone an All-NBA team. Great players get left off the All-NBA teams every year.

Sssmush
06-28-2012, 05:16 PM
he could never hit the curveball

Bruno
06-28-2012, 06:00 PM
:laugh2:

best troll thread of all time.