“Michael Jordan is not the ‘GOAT’, he’s only the best player of the 1990s” Pistons legend, John Salley refuses to acknowledge His Airness as the greatest


“Michael Jordan is not the ‘GOAT’, he’s only the best player of the 1990s” Pistons legend, John Salley refuses to acknowledge His Airness as the greatest

John Salley and Michael Jordan

John Salley the Detroit Pistons legend has gone up and said that he doesn’t consider Michael Jordan who is arguably the Greatest of All-time, in the NBA. John Salley has spoken about it that it is no big deal to not have Michael Jordan in your top-5 basketball players.

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Let’s just say, that Michael Jordan is as acclaimed as the greatest player of all time to have played in the league, and the official website of the NBA says it as well. So, this is who Michael Jordan is. The entire league considers him the greatest of all time in the game. It is not just the league, the whole world, if not the whole world but the majority of the people around the globe consider Michael Jordan the greatest player in the sport.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is labeled the GOAT but that does not mean that there aren’t other players out there who are competing for the same title. Michael Jordan has ticked all the boxes there is to be the GOAT in the sport, and other players as well tick most of the boxes. This checklist includes the number of titles won, MVP in the regular season and in the finals, the win-loss ratio, and other boxes that need to be ticked to be called the GOAT.

John Salley doesn’t consider Michael Jordan the GOAT

John Salley and Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan played in the Finals 6 times and faced 5 different teams, and one of the teams was Detroit Pistons, and the hatred that both the teams share is still evident, they have been rivals for a long time in the NBA. John Salley is a Detroit Pistons legend and a member of the team which played the roughest of basketball and were named, ‘Bad Boy’ Pistons. The Detroit Pistons thrashed the Chicago Bulls in terms of physicality, and as seen in film clips, the Detroit Pistons were in fact a rough team.

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John Salley has said that Michael Jordan isn’t the greatest of all time, but he is the greatest player only in the 90s. John Salley picks Dr. D over the Airness, Julius Erving is the one who John Salley considers the greatest of all time.  Michael Jordan admired Julius Erving and was even seen asking for tips for Basketball, but now Michael Jordan holds 6 NBA titles and 5 MVPs it is quite clear that Michael Jordan has gone passed Julius Erving in all possible aspects.

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