Besides his six NBA championships and five MVP awards, MJ holds records for career scoring average (33.4) and most seasons leading the league in scoring (10).
"He is a miracle worker, a man who performs feats so dramatic, they seem too good to be true. If Michael Jordan were a fictional character, if his career were the product of some writer's imagination, he would be dismissed as too wonderful to believe. But he is the real thing."
—PHIL TAYLOR SI, June 17, 1998
He won three NCAA titles, six NBA championships and six league MVP awards and holds career NBA records for minutes, points and field goals made and attempted.
"He has stood at the center of his own remarkable universe, unwavering in his consistency. The only time Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has ever succumbed to change was when he got better."
- BRUCE NEWMAN SI, May 5, 1980
The Big 0, the only player in NBA history to average a triple double for a full season (1961-62), ranks among the top five in career points, assists and free throws made.
"The story of Robertson's true excellence lies in the statistics. Even his most practiced observers are constantly amazed when his point total, assists and rebounds are tabulated after a game....He has been almost eerily consistent...like a .333 hitter who arrived at that figure by going I for 3 with one walk in every game of the season."
—FRANK DEFORD SI, Dec. 9, 1968