Recently, LeBron James used his Instagram story to make a point about his scoring prowess. The Los Angeles Lakers star shared a post with stats of his shot attempts in games, implying that if he would take more shots, he could easily score way more points than his average.
When reacting to LeBron’s IG story, sports analyst Skip Bayless brought up Michael Jordan, saying the Chicago Bulls legend would have easy time averaging 40 points per game under today’s NBA rules.
“If Michael Jordan had overlapped with LeBron in this current era, he would’ve averaged 40 PPG with these rules where you cannot hand check,” Bayless said on UNDISPUTED.
Over his 18-year NBA career so far, James averaged 27 points per game. His highest scoring season was in 2005-2006 with the Cleveland Cavaliers when he averaged 31.4 points per game.