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Michael Jordan defines the Hall of Fame

Commentary: The Chicago Bulls star's talent level was ridiculous. His competitiveness was legendary.

September 11, 2009|Rick Morrissey

Numbers: NBA-record 15,806 career assists (more than 50% more than Mark Jackson, No. 2 on the list), NBA-record 3,265 steals, NBA-record nine consecutive seasons leading the league in assists, NBA single-season record 14.5 assists per game, missed only 22 games in 19 seasons, career averages of 13.1 points and 10.5 assists.


Team: San Antonio Spurs

NBA titles: Two. All-Star selections: 10.

Numbers: Fifth in NBA history with 2,954 career blocks, NBA MVP, NBA defensive player of the year, one of only 16 non-active players to average 20 points and 10 rebounds for career (Robinson averaged 21.1 points and 10.6 rebounds).


Teams: Chicago Bulls, Utah Jazz

NBA titles: 0. All-Star selections: Two (as player).

Numbers: NBA record for most wins with one franchise (1,043), fifth-most coaching wins in NBA history, 1,137-751 career coaching record, 12 seasons with 50-plus wins.


Teams: Cheyney University, Iowa, Rutgers.

Final Fours: Four.

Numbers: Three-time national coach of year, third-most wins in Division I women's basketball history (825) and eighth-most Division I men or women, 21 NCAA tournament appearances.


Teams: Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards

NBA titles: Six. All-Star selections: 14.

Numbers: NBA-record 10 scoring titles, five-time MVP, six-time Finals MVP, career leader in scoring average at 30.12 points per game, playoff scoring average of 33.4 points per game, three-time NBA steals leader, NBA defensive player of the year.

Source: Basketball Hall of Fame, Associated Press

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