9. Michael Jordan (1996)
Team: Chicago Bulls
Stats: 82 G, 37.7 MPG, 30.4 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 4.3 APG, 2.2 SPG
Player Efficiency Rating: 29.4
Only Michael Jordan could make so much noise with a two word press release. After sending his "I'm back" missive to the world and finishing out the 1995 season, Jordan returned with a vengeance for his first full year back in the NBA. His dogged determination helped carry the Bulls through the slog of an 82 game season, often willing them to victory despite everyone else on his team playing terribly. The result: the best regular season record in NBA history (72-10), another scoring title, a fourth MVP award and the Bulls' fourth NBA title.