NBA Finals Storyboards: Michael Jordan
See below for the “NBA Finals Storyboards” of Michael Jordan. Each and every Finals series he played has been measured, analyzed and charted below. “His Airness” is arguably the greatest basketball player of all-time, and he shows why below. His Finals performances were legendary, proving that “the greatest” played his best ball on the brightest stage. 6 wins & 0 losses says it all.
These “storyboards” were incredibly FUN for me to assemble, as I learned so much about the players and the teams involved in basketball’s biggest stage. I hope you enjoy reading them! For any questions or comments, tweet me @NBAStatsLab for some fun banter. View from top-to-bottom to see each of his Finals performances in chronological order.
NOTE: I’ve graded each Finals series by calculating the player’s “RINGscore” value. Factoring into this calculation include a player’s box score performance, win/loss result, # of games played, the difficulty of competition, # of times player led a game in stats, the player’s statistical rank over his peers, high-game outputs, and more!
On to the stats and stories of Michael Jeffrey Jordan…
1) Michael Jordan – 1991 NBA Finals – CHI vs LAL
Click to enlarge Jordan’s 1991 NBA Finals Storyboard. His first title was arguably his best statistically, as he was the overall game leader 12 times across 5 categories: PTS, REB, AST, STL and BLK.
2) Michael Jordan – 1992 NBA Finals – CHI vs POR
Click to enlarge Jordan’s 1992 NBA Finals Storyboard. This was the series in which he famously “shrugged” after nailing his sixth 3-pointer of the half in a game #legend
3) Michael Jordan – 1993 NBA Finals – CHI vs PHX
Click to enlarge Jordan’s 1993 NBA Finals Storyboard. MJ brought out his best effort to secure his first 3-peat. “His Airness” posted a jaw-dropping series average of 41 points per game.
4) Michael Jordan – 1996 NBA Finals – CHI vs SEA
Click to enlarge Jordan’s 1996 NBA Finals Storyboard. This was arguably the greatest team in NBA history, having won a then-record 72 regular season games & securing the title.
5) Michael Jordan – 1997 NBA Finals – CHI vs UTA
Click to enlarge Jordan’s 1997 NBA Finals Storyboard. MJ locked up his 5th title & 2nd title repeat. Impressive, but he wasn’t done…
6) Michael Jordan – 1998 NBA Finals – CHI vs UTA
Click to enlarge Jordan’s 1998 NBA Finals Storyboard. Saving his best for last, Michael won his 6th and final ring by draining the most iconic shot in Finals history.