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Century Mark? MJ's Top 10 Scoring Games

In a recent interview Michael Jordan claimed he could drop 100 in today’s NBA. Attributing it to softer play and new rules, MJ felt he’d get to the line a lot more. This had us recounting Jordan’s highest scoring games over his career and of course the shoes he wore. Could MJ put up Wilt numbers in the league right now? If so, what shoes would he wear? We’ll never know, so we take a look back at his ten best scoring games and the Js that graced his feet.

10. 56 Points in Playoff Game at Miami Heat
Date: 4/29/92
Shoe: Air Jordan 7 Black/Red-Purple

Air Jordan 7 Black/Red-Purple

Air Jordan 7 Black/Red-Purple

Money closed out the Heat in the first round of the Playoffs en route to ring number two. Years later Miami would be the first franchise outside of Chicago to retire Jordan’s number.

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  • TYe

    Gotta love watching classic games.
    never gets old.

    • fat_will

      Tru dat Tru dat

  • chewie

    I think mike in his day could drop 100 today if he was on a crappy team and just took all the shots. It would b easy to do specially with all the fouls and if he got hot at the 3. Those 2 lows look very uncomfortable too

  • fat_will

    this should have been the Air Jordan II show but real rap Michael put in work he would dirty evrybody in the league right now 100 points and then some!!!

  • @DcastUA

    Mike would EASILY drop 100 on this league, no one plays defense or has fundamentals anymore.

    • kells

      the celtics don't play defense? they sure can't outscore anyone so they have to shut them down while they're on defense. the lakers didn't pick up ron artest strickly for his defensive skills?

    • Crack

      Agreed. If Kobe dropped 81 then Mike woulda scored 111, No Sweat!

  • aayush

    air jordan 2 5 timesftw

  • monk41

    of course he would, he dropped 69 in the era where there was still the hand check and the league was WAY more physical….. now a days you go to the line if someone breathes on you too hard

  • D!z

    Hey its possible but these rules are strict though. I like how nicekicks used the Wilt Chamberlain pic and replaced it with MJ's head haha

    • nicekicks

      ha. Couldn't resist!

  • Janitor

    Yes. If he was playing my Raptors and Sam Mitchell was coaching, opting again not to double team (to this day I'm still SMMFH @ that 81-point game).

    MJ in his prime > Kobe in his prime

  • DFM

    Yo, MJ would NOT score 100 Points in the League today!!!

  • LBJ6

    why wouldnt he ? how can you be so sure that he wouldnt be able to ?
    Dumb Fcking Moron

  • drOrthotic

    i think MJ could drop 100 today. if Kobe could score 81 points with the defense they play these days, then i dont see why MJ cant. i aint necessarily saying it would be a cakewalk tho, but for him, it would definitely be possible.

  • @bmorecareful

    Hell no! Mike wouldn’t score no damn hundred. The rules might be soft but players are more athletic now than they were 20 years ago. There were fat players in the league when Jordan played. Aint no fatboys out there now! Lol

    • datkidfelix

      If Kobe can drop 81 he could drop 100 easy homie. EASY! Money played in a time when cats had pride and if you scored over 40 you got bridged on you next layup. They held, slapped, punched and grabbed just so you didnt out shine them. Thats why it was tougher back then. They wasn't letting you drop points just like that. Thats why MJ is so respected because the ol'heads know they tried everything to stop him and they couldn't. No disrespect but how old are you homie? I ask because if your were too young to really see the games back then and know whats up then I can understand your reasoning because you really just don't know.

      • flight89


    • Ramahs-Ali

      Your an idiot

    • pat

      eddie curry

  • GourmetBennyB

    All of professional sports is so soft nowadays especially the NFL, u can't even look at a QB without gettin penalized….I think MJ would def drop a 100 on these dudes nowadays…who's gonna stop the 80's, 90's , even early 2000's MJ, he would school these dudes

  • nicekicks

    These guys have it way too easy these days. I could just imagine what MJ would do in today's game.

  • mikey

    Sorry but Jordan would not score 100. It took him OT to get to 69 in a league where hand-checking was notoriously looked over. Now the league does allow anyone to lay a finger on the offensive player and MJ – hand-checking KING, would probably be fouled out or riding the bench for being in foul trouble. I still see KB24 81 as a better feat because that was an actual game, yeah the Raptors sucked and so did the Lakers, but it was a game in which LA was down and they needed every one of Kobe's shots to go down. Not saying KB is better than MJ because we will never know but come on Mike, no one has forgotten about you for you to say something like that.

  • JerryGshOck

    if kobe hasnt done it… lebron wont get close… jordan = lebron…kobes over everything! jordan wouldnt come close!

    • @DcastUA

      it's an insult you compare jordan to lebron.

      Detlef Schrempf > lebron

    • Ramahs-Ali

      Jordan is the G.O.A.T, he is better than Kobe, and Lebron. One thing that you are forgetting to mention is that Kobe damn near stole everything that Jordan has done, and he has admitted to doing so in numerous interviews, but unfortunately he still will never be as good as Jordan. Period.

      • Mikey

        So what does that still say about Kobe? Even though he's taken moves from certain players doesn't mean he's stealing? What is something new a player can do? NOTHING. Everything has been done. It's not STEALING, it's Kobe TEACHING himself from game footage of another player. If you have ever played basketball don't you try to learn from the best? It's only common sense.

    • DC Uptown Vet

      guys calm down,, its obvious JerryGshock has mild retardation.. smh,, fool a** wtf its insulting you even put Jordan and Kobe in the same bracket but lebron?? … really?? do you even watch basketball?? did you even watch lebron play last playoffs?? jordan had heart, tenacity, and the will not to lose,, the nba is soft now-a-days yung so fall back n praise the lord that you can even say jordan's name.. str8 like dat.

  • soBeast

    man i wanna see MJ play live so bad! erghh not fair for the younger generation! lol

  • budgetballin

    he makes it look so easy.

  • QuietRiot..

    You all forget to mention Jordan the multiple times Jordan dropped 40+ in 3 quarters then sat out the fourth im pretty sure Jordan could've dropped 70 back during his era so its more then possible he can drop 100 since the NBA wants a more exciting High Offense style of play nowadays..

    • Chris

      kobe dropped 62 points in three quarters against the best record having dallas 32 first half n 30 in the thrird!!!!! so that means nothing

      • chris

        he sat out the fourth!!

  • none

    theres a reason they call him the god of basketball no defense to stop him

  • none

    Jordan had a more competitive ERA

  • JOSH!

    wit how many fouls r called now he def could score 100 kobe scored 81 and how many of those points were free throws not only was he on fire but that also came from the rhythem he caught from goin to the line…. not only do i think he could score 100 now if he was in his prime mayb 102?

    • Chris

      jordan went to the free throw line more than kobe when he dropped 69 against the celts give kobe those freethrows he wouldve easily gotten to a hundred

  • NY KicKFieNd

    Jordan played in a harder more physical league with less fouls and scored 69 before his prime. Kobe plays in a league full of females where no defense is played whatsoever and players get to the line cause somebody farted on them and he scored 81. Be serious. Jordan before his best is better than Kobe at his best. There’s no way he wouldn’t score 100

  • itSjaSko

    mj went crazy in the 2s
    forget kobe jordan is the true master of lows

  • M0n3ym1k3

    All you young cats out there have no idea about the old NBA. As stated earlier, MJ would catch fire then sit the bench after dropping d*mn near 50 before the end of the 3rd and let his TEAM finish the dirty work. I remember watching countless games in which this happened and everyone in Chicago knew the game was over and turned the tv off and went to bed to see how much more they won by in the morning. Lol. In a league with no defense, MJ would be in Bulls vs Blazers mode. And if you don’t know what that is, you are way too young to even think about saying anything negative about the GOAT. Conclusion, MJ could drop 110+ nowadays.

    • drOrthotic

      bulls vs. blazers mode haha. i still got that game for the SNES.

  • n i r v a n a

    Kobe and Lebron are great players in their own rights and era but Mike is, was and will always be the G.O.A.T.!

  • Dillenga

    Mike in his prime X the NBA of today = 100pt game(s)

  • Don Genaro

    I’m not sure if y’all watch the league or just sport center right threw it!!! Kobe name always come up cause he drop 81 what does that have to do with the topic at hand? Nothing. This era have far better wing players meaning 2’s & 3’s for y’all causal fans. Today athletes or more athletic bigger stronger & faster. Lebron, Wade, Melo, Durant, Kobe, is far better then the top 5 wing players Jordan had to play against while he was in his prime.(drexler, Starks, Elo, Wilkins, Russell) catch my drift? Since I do peep game I believe the true reason mike does have a better chance in today’s game is unlike when he played today’s NBA lack help defense. Beside Dwight Howard there are really no centers in the league today. Mike didn’t drop 100 back in his day cause teams had that team defense with that true shot blocker. To answer the question I believe mike wouldn’t scored more then 70 and win the game but he could score 100 & lose the game!

  • Gab

    I wonder how many assists will he get???

  • Biggs

    I could be wrong, but wasn't MJ actually wearing the White/Red low top II's, not the White/Red/Black as is stated? Just an observation…

  • micheal

    the rules are to soft they made them for his ass
    get fined if you touch him

  • J From MD

    Looks like those Cardinal 7's worked wonders on the court back in '93
    Can't wait for the Retro next Summer

  • mj_shoefanatic

    Money would easily drop 100+ on any current team in the NBA incl Boston, Orlando, Lakers & Miami.

  • Antav

    Uuhhhh, hello, where is all the hand-checking and tough defense??? I've watched 6 of these so far and on most of his shots MJ is not touched at all and barely the other times!! The double teams are few and weak!

    Kobe would absolutely SLAY fools with this kind of defense!

  • Antav

    Watched them all, same comment as above!

  • Antav

    "Money" needed o.t and double o.t. to get most of his 60+ point games against the ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE defense on these videos. Why is anybody even talking about MJ getting 100!

    No, MJ wouldn't get 100 today or another day! He played against sad defensive teams in his day too and couldn't break 70, let alone 100! And it was'nt for lack of trying, MJ led the NBA in fga's at leas 9 times!

    Get off his jock already…geeeez!