I don't know why I'm even wasting my time here trying to respond to the idiocy of anyone who states that Michael Lordan isn't the best player of all time. But I'll do so anyway, just because some things are too stupid to go unchallenged.
If you want to argue with these facts, then good luck:
1. He won 6 NBA Titles
2. Jordan had no weaknesses in his game.
3. He had a great Jump shot.
4. He could use either hand, able to go to his left as well as his right.
5. He was a great ball handler.
6. He was a great rebounder.
7. Best driving ability ever.
8. Excellent defender (he led the league in steals more than once, and was named defensive player of the year. He was also a great shot blocker.)
9. He made his teammates better (just ask anyone who played with him.)
4. He possessed a wonderful basketball IQ.
5. He had an unparralleled work ethic.
6. His competitive streak was next to none.
You can cite Oscar Robertson's stats all day long (and they were quite amazing), but if you and I had the same 4 players going against each other, I'd gladly take Jordan in his prime over Oscar in his prime to add to my four any day of the week.
As for Magic, he's one of the top five of all time in my book. But he had weaknesses in his game. He wasn't a great defender, and he didn't have a great jump shot.
Jordan was the best that there's ever been, and I think the best that there will ever be. Like I said, there was not a weakness in his game whatsoever. He possessed the perfect combination of raw athleticism, fundamental precision, and all the intangibles. And BTW, the idea that he was a selfish player is absurd. You don't win 6 NBA titles by being selfish. Very early in his career he may have been a bit of a ball hog, but that's only because he had to be. He had no one around him then. But he matured quickly and placed complete trust in role players like John Paxon, Steve Kerr, and B.J. Armstrong- guys who would have been nothing without Jordan.
Anyway, I just had to set the record straight.