5 Michael Jordan NBA Records That Will Never Be Broken

Published 01/02/2021, 12:58 PM EST
Chicago Bulls All-Star forward # 23 Michael Jordan file photos. (Photo by Tom Berg/WireImage)

Michael Jordan is probably one of the best players NBA has ever seen. The legendary star has set multiple records over his 15-year career. Let’s take a look at some unbreakable records set by the GOAT.


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5.  Fewest games played to reach 32000 points

Only five players in the NBA have crossed a total of 32000 points across their career. Michael Jordan is one of the players of this elusive list. While other players like Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Karl Malone, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant might have scored more points from MJ, Jordan took the least number of games to reach the milestone.


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Chicago Bulls # 23 Michael Jordan sitting next to Bill Cartwright on the bench during the Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks game on May 14 , 1993 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Tom Berg/WireImage)

‘His Airness’ took only 1059 games to reach 32000 points- that’s an average of 30.2 points per game, What makes this record more insane is that MJ came back from a three-year hiatus from the game and played the last two seasons as a 38-year-old.

If Jordan wouldn’t have retired in the first place, he could have broken this record in less than 1000 games.

4. Only player to win the MVP, DPOY and Scoring-title in one season

In the 1987-88 season, Jordan did it all for the Bulls. The then 24-year-old was the best player in the league by a mile. For the 87-88 season he averaged 35 points, 5.5 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 3.2 steals, and 1.6 blocks per match.

With such a stellar performance, he was the scoring champion for the league and was probably the best defensive player in the league. He was awarded with the Defensive Player of The Year title, the Scoring Champ title, and also became the most valuable player in the league.

Michael Johnson #23, shooting guard for the Chicago Bulls prepares to make a shot during a Central Division game in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA) 1988 – 1989 season at Chicago Stadium, Chicago, United States. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Allsport/Getty Images)

Current MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, however, has posed some real threat to MJ as he has become the only second player to win the MVP and DPOY in a single season.

Given that he is yet to enter his prime, if Giannis is at the peak of his powers and is in sublime form across the season. So, he might be able to match MJ’s record.

3. Most seasons averaging over 30 points

Jordan is the only player in NBA history who has averaged over 30 points on eight separate occasions. The only other player who is anywhere near this ridiculous record is prolific scorer Wilt Chamberlain, who averaged over 30 points in seven seasons.

Such a prolific record cemented MJ’s legacy as of the best scorers ever in the NBA.

2. Highest scoring average in the playoffs

Jordan was exceptional in the regular season. But in the playoffs he became a beast. He knew that if he wanted the Bulls to succeed as a team, he had to lead them.

In the playoffs, MJ has averaged 33.4 points, 5.7 assists, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.1 steals per game. No other player in NBA history has even averaged the 30 point mark in playoffs, with Allen Iverson becoming the second best scorer on the basis of point per game in the playoffs averaging 29.7 points.

1. 10-time Scoring Champion

Michael Jordan is the only player who has become the scoring champion for ten seasons. In a career 15-year long, Jordan dominated the scoring charts in his time.

What makes this record more impressive is that he played his last two seasons as a 38- and 39-year-old, hence missing out on the scoring title.


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Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls during the 1997 McDonald’s Championship. (Photo by Dimitri Iundt/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)

In his rookie season, even though he led the league in scoring, he was outdone by Bernard King. The other two seasons he missed were the seasons where he missed multiple games.

He is also the only player to have won the scoring titles seven times in a row. There is surely no present player who can break this record any time soon.


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Michael Jordan was probably the most talented players the NBA has ever seen. Given how prolific he was as a player, him having these unbreakable records should not be a surprise.


Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.