The 25 Greatest NBA Players of the '90s

1. Michael Jordan

Accomplishments (1989-1990 - 1998-1999): 6x Champion, 6x Finals MVP, 4x MVP, 7x All-Star, 7x All-NBA, 7x NBA All-Defense
Team(s): Bulls
Stats (1989-1990 - 1998-1999): 30.8 PPG 6.3 RPG 5.1 APG 2.3 SPG
'90s Highlights

Duh. We should really just leave it at that. Where do we start? MJ spent the '80s winning a National Player of the Year award (and a chip) at North Carolina and losing in the NBA playoffs; most notably to the Pistons. But something happened when the Bulls beat the Lakers in the '91 Finals. The super-competitive star got a taste of success and desperately wanted more. He led the Bulls to two more titles, left to play baseball, came back, and won three more. Jordan and Bill Russell are the only two players to dominate their eras the way they did.

Mike mesmerized fans with graceful, yet powerful dunks and an ability to shatter dreams. After he retired the first time, Mike came back with an unstoppable fade away. The difference between Jordan and everyone else was his will to win. He wanted to win so much he punched Steve Kerr in the face during practice. When the game was on the line, the entire building knew MJ wouldn't let the Bulls lose. He played with a fire that has yet to be matched. The game was over once the tongue came out.

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