How Well Could Michael Jordan Do If He Made a Comeback?

December 13, 2011; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats principal owner Michael Jordan during training camp at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

In all seriousness, Michael Jordan isn’t very likely to return to the NBA at all. Some teens would love to say that they’ve seen Jordan play, but all they can do is look at the statistics and watch highlights. Parents of today may be out of style or uncool (according to teens), but they can always say that they’ve witnessed the best player in NBA history play.

Jordan still plays the game; how can he give up such a big part of his life? With his inspiration, he reels in many kids into attending some of his camps, which are very expensive, and makes some money doing that. He beat Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the second draft pick, in a one-on-one battle. If he can do that, than he still has game, and he is still amazing.

In many debates, some analysts have crazy thoughts, saying that Jordan will never grow old, and would realistically be able to average 25 points per game in a comeback to the NBA. That may seem crazy, but hey, he was one of the greatest scorers of all time, and a beautiful stroke like he has just doesn’t disappear. Other analysts have said, more realistically, that he would be able to put up 10 points per game. This is a much more realistic expectation, considering the guy is 50 years old.

Age is just a state of mind, right? Well, in this case it could be, but if Jordan conditioned himself enough, which I know he does, he would be able to comeback to the NBA and maybe score 13 PPG. This is an insane number considering how old he is. It’s even better than some of the guys in the game today, of course, but the reality is that Jordan would get less than 18 minutes per game, otherwise he wouldn’t be able to play back-to-back games.

Jordan retired twice in his career, only to come back and play twice. When he signed with the Wizards, he donated his whole contract to charity, and some say he was playing just for fun. In that stint with them, however, he scored over 40 points at least twice and still appeared pretty dominant. That was when he was 42. It may be surprising to say that Jordan could come back, and it’s not completely out of the picture, but it’s a bit unlikely. What do you think?

If Jordan makes a come back, he could average..

12.7 PPG, 2.8 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 0.5 steals, and 19.3 Minutes. Not bad.

Topics: Charlotte Bobcats, Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan, NBA

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  • Pappy Boyington

    This is a fairly silly topic. There are probably a few retired NBA stars that could average enough points to make it apparently worth considering. But what this article doesn’t really touch on is that Jordan or any other retired star would likely not be able to play effective defense and would also spend most of his time in the training room.