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Dino Radja believes Michael Jordan would score 50 points on a bad night in today's NBA

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Dino Radja believes Michael Jordan would average 50 in the NBA today

Former NBA player and one of the first international players that actually made an impact in the league in the early 90s, Dino Radja, says Michael Jordan would average 50 points on a bad day in today's NBA.

Jordan would average 50 in today's NBA

In a recent interview for the Spanish Marca, former Boston Celtics center and one of the most successful European players, Dino Radja talked about the current NBA and how a guy like Michael Jordan would fare in the league today. Radja belongs in that group of old-school players that believe the league is no longer on the same level defensively, which might be somewhat true. Still, we all know different eras bring different circumstances.

Radja believes Michael Jordan, whom he considers the greatest basketball player ever, would score 50 points in today's NBA on a bad night. He also said the game nowadays looks like All-Star games without much contact with refs having too much control of the game and often calling out fouls that would never be called when he played in the NBA.

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"Every game today looks like one from the All-Star Weekend. The referees whistle a lot. In the 1990s, they played harder, and there were fewer calls. But people like what they like. The business is expanding like this, and we have to accept it. In today's basketball, Michael Jordan would score 50 points on a bad day. For me, he is the greatest ever because of everything he has achieved with his teams, "said Radja.

Radja would build around Giannis, Luka and Steph

You would probably think Radja is that old-head that doesn't respect the NBA and the young players today, but he also said there are three players he would build a team around in the league today.

"If I had to build a team out of nothing, I would take Luka Dončić, Giannis Antetokounmp, or Steph Curry", said Rađa

To be fair, Radja is not the only one that thinks Jordan would be even more dominant in the NBA today, and we had several former and current players that believe he would benefit greatly from playing now. Jordan was averaging 30 points per game for the entirety of his career, so making an assumption he would score at least 40 in today's offense-oriented game seems pretty realistic.


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