Michael Jordan to dominate scoring in this generation of the NBA? Jeff Van Gundy, a former coach and current sportscaster, believes the Chicago Bulls legend can do that and average 40 to 45 points per game in today’s NBA.
Van Gundy, who is popularly known as “JVG”, was asked of the question of Jordan playing in today’s NBA and shared to Lance Zierlin, a radio host based in Houston, his thoughts on the matter
Jeff Van Gundy: "With officiating today, Jordan would have pushed the 40 to 45 point per game scoring average."
— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) April 4, 2016
Jordan, also known as “MJ” and “Air Jordan”, won two three-peats in his NBA career bringing the title to the Chicago Bulls from 1991 to 1993 and from 1996 to 1998. Aside from being a six-time NBA champion, he was also named as Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) six times and regular season MVP five times.
Jordan is considered the greatest player of all time in all of basketball and for his career in the NBA, he averaged 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.3 steals in 1,072 regular season games and 33.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 2.1 steals in 179 playoff games.
JVG coached against Michael Jordan when the former was the head coach of the New York Knicks, a Bulls rival in the Eastern Conference, from 1996 to 2001. Van Gundy’s Knicks were considered teams but always came up short against Jordan and the Bulls.
Recently, Michael Jordan was seen seeing for his school North Carolina Tar Heels in the NCAA Championship game on Monday night. However, North Carolina fell to Villanova, 77-74 after Wildcats forward Kris Jenkins hit a three-pointer at the buzzer.