The 25 Greatest NBA Players of the '80s

7. Michael Jordan

Accomplishments (1984-1985 - 1988-1989): 1985 ROY, 1x DPOY, 1x MVP, 5x All-Star, 4x All-NBA, 2x All-Defense, 3x Scoring Champion, 1x Steals Leader
Team(s): Bulls
Stats (1984-1985 - 1988-1989): 32.6 PPG 6.2 RPG 5.9 APG 2.4 SPG
'80s Highlights 

Like many stars that come out of UNC, Mike had to tame his game under Dean Smith. After winning every college Player of the Year award, the Bulls made the Earth sick with the third pick in the 1984 Draft. Jordan averaged 28 points and won Rookie of the Year honors during his first year. He only played 18 games his second year due to a broken leg. Something must've happened during the healing process because he turned into a super hero. Between '87-'89, MJ put up a disgusting 35, 6 and 6. He also hit Larry Bird for 63 in a Game 2, First Round Double OT lost in 1986. But he had to battle Isiah and the Bad Boy Pistons before he cemented his legacy. The rest, as they say, is history.

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