By now many of us are familiar with the story of how Jordan ended up reluctantly partnering with Nike and how the Air Jordan brand almost never got off the ground.
In our last post we analyzed the great players and great teams both MJ and LBJ went up against during their careers. For this post, we want to take a deep dive into the awards and accolades each player received during their historic time in the league.
Previously in this debate we compared league wide scoring averages MJ and LeBron played through during their careers. We were able to get an understanding of how shot attempts per game (Game Tempo or Pace), plus the rise of the 3 point shot impacted the overall league wide scoring.
SportsFluent isn’t the first to try and tackle this topic and we certainly won’t be the last. When you try to start analyzing the MJ vs LBJ debate, you quickly begin to realize that as Rabbit Holes go, this one can get extremely large and muddy.
In the last 3 decades, the total percentage of loaning players has risen from a mere 6% to 29% of all transfers. That is a significant increase considering the drastic upsurge in the total number of transfers.
I remember them as WAMCOH, but you could sell me on WHAMCO or even HWAMCO, which doesn’t make for a great acronym, but does make for a very good line up. Actually, HAMOCW makes a lot of sense to me now as I look back and dig through statistics from that insanely good team. Of course I am referring to the 1993 Toronto Blue Jays and the absolute monster mashing unit that was their offense.