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    ..... In todays era. 100 is a lot of points, but I tend to agree with him.

    http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba...ve-scored-100/

    USA Today had a chance to ask Mike a few questions about NBA 2K11, which allows gamers to play as Michael Jordan in the ‘Jordan Challenges’ mode. Greatness commented on how he thinks the hand checking rule has made it easier for guards to score: “It’s less physical and the rules have changed, obviously. Based on these rules, if I had to play with my style of play, I’m pretty sure I would have fouled out or I would have been at the free throw line pretty often and I could have scored 100 points.”

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    Default Re: MJ claims he could score 100 in a game

    **** it, I believe him.

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    Default Re: MJ claims he could score 100 in a game

    100? Pssh.

    I bet he could get 150.

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    Default Re: MJ claims he could score 100 in a game

    Extra, extra, read all about it!

    Chicago star Jordan gets to the free throw line 75 times as the Bulls blow out the Pacers as he scores 105 points!

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    Default Re: MJ claims he could score 100 in a game

    What? He's the reason they changed the damned rules so you couldn't come within 6 feet of the ball handler without getting the whistle. Jordan and the "Jordan rules" killed defense as we knew it in the NBA. Of course he could score more against rules that were designed specifically to increase the effectiveness of him and players like him in the NBA's effort to exploit his star power.
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    Default Re: MJ claims he could score 100 in a game

    Coulda, shoulda, woulda....

    Pretty easy to make a claim after the fact.

    Is this just his way of getting some extra attention now that his playing (and gambling) days are over?

    The most shots Reggie Miller ever took in a game was 29. I suppose Reggie could have scored 100 if he would have taken the 45 shots that some of the players occassionally took in a game.

    Just seems like a totally irrelevant statement to me.
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    Default Re: MJ claims he could score 100 in a game

    Depends who was reffing that night.

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    MJ would not make it a quarter with the new rules this year.

    He could whine with the best of them

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    I read a rebuttal to MJ's statement that made some really good points. I'm a bit torn but I think he might be able to do it against yesteryear's defenders with today's rules. Players were simply more physical than they are today and about the only thing that slowed MJ down was roughing him up a little. I know none of that is allowed in today's NPA. National Pansy Association

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    Some quality hating going on in here. He's being interviewed for the release of a new game and they asked him a specific question. How is this attention whoring?

    The first thing he said is that he would probably foul out.

    Of course he could score more against rules that were designed specifically to increase the effectiveness of him and players like him in the NBA's effort to exploit his star power.
    Do you actually know when the hand-check rules were implemented?

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    Some quality hating going on in here. He's being interviewed for the release of a new game and they asked him a specific question. How is this attention whoring?

    The first thing he said is that he would probably foul out.



    Do you actually know when the hand-check rules were implemented?
    to add to this, MJ is a private person and does not do many interviews or media spots

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    Only 100? Weak.. one would think he'd want to surpass Wilt and score 101...

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    Do you actually know when the hand-check rules were implemented?
    Yes I do. That's why I brought it up. The hand check was eliminated in 1994 right in the middle of Jordan's prime. There's a reason it's called the "Jordan rule".

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    Default Re: MJ claims he could score 100 in a game

    Or did you think I was referring to the second time they changed it, making it even easier for guards to get into the lane?

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    Yes I do. That's why I brought it up. The hand check was eliminated in 1994 right in the middle of Jordan's prime. There's a reason it's called the "Jordan rule".
    Jordan had 3 rings and his top 6 scoring seasons before 1994. He had his entire career before 1999. I think its a stretch to say they were put in place to increase his effectiveness.

    I have always heard the term "Jordan Rules" in a completely different context.

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    Default Re: MJ claims he could score 100 in a game

    Plus, Jordan was still playing Baseball in 1994.

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    Default Re: MJ claims he could score 100 in a game

    Kobe just scored 81 a few years back. Kobe is a great scorer, but MJ did whatever MJ wanted most of the time (sure it involves star treatment, but what star doesn't get that). If he set out with the goal of scoring 100 points, he could do it.

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    The least believable thing about Jordan's statement is when he said he might have fouled out. Obviously, he forgot that the handchecking rules that were implemented to help him score more easily also mysteriously didn't seem to apply as much to the Bulls perimeter defenders, including both Jordan and Pippen, leading them to be even more effective than they otherwise would have been IMO.

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    Yes I do. That's why I brought it up. The hand check was eliminated in 1994 right in the middle of Jordan's prime. There's a reason it's called the "Jordan rule".


    1. Nobody calls it that.

    2. Jordan was retired in 1994 and playing baseball. They implemented it when we had our first (and only) finals in league history where neither team broke 100 even once, and the league realized, "holy **** Jordan was the only guy we had that could score 50 while being hand checked," and tried to make it easier....for EVERYONE ELSE.

    They also move the arc in that summer...you know, because Jordan was such a big 3 point shooter.
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    Yes, In todays game if Kobe could score 81 MJ would've got 101!

    Area 55 is alive. Go Pacers!

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    Yeah KStat is correct.

    And what is bothering me is that the scores of games were actually higher in the 80s and early 90s. So what is the reality here?

    And the hand check rule's interpretation has changed over the years. So MJ could be commenting on that. But the point of the statement was on the physicality of the game and not him scoring 100 points.

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    Jordon could drop 100 against some teams, I have no doubt. You got games with us, GSW, Knicks all playing games in the 120-140 range at times in recent years. He'd have a field day with that pace and the weak defenses those teams played.

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    Default Re: MJ claims he could score 100 in a game

    I just read this on another forum. Any truth to this?

    I remember reading that Wilt's team started intentionally fouling the other team, despite having the lead, so Wilt would have more opportunities to get to 100.

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    Default Re: MJ claims he could score 100 in a game

    The Knicks fouled wilt a lot worse than the warriors fouled the knicks...

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    I just read this on another forum. Any truth to this?

    They mentioned it in Simmons' "Book of Basketball". It's in his "Wilt vs. Russell" Chapter. I have it. Riveting stuff.

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