Michael Jordan’s Top 10 Scoring Seasons

November 9th, 2010 by Ike Montalbo Leave a reply »
Michael Jordan finished his 15-year career with an astronomical scoring average of 30.14 points per game. This is the highest scoring average in NBA history.

This story goes by points-per-game in each of Jordan's top-10 scoring seasons. I usually go by points per minute to see what the best scoring seasons were for any player, but here, to make it easy, we go with regular season ppg.

Note: In 1985-86 Jordan averaged 22.7 points in only 25.1 minutes a night, but only played 18 games.

         Jordan averaged 20.0 ppg as a 40-year-old—an NBA record.

         1985 rookie Jordan led the NBA in total points (but not scoring average Bernard King 32.9 ppg).

         Jordan averaged 26.9 ppg in 17 games in his comeback for the Bulls in 1995.

         Jordan, aged 38-39, scored 22.9 ppg for the Wizards in 2002 after not playing for four years.

Those were the bottom five, here are the top 10:

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