Stat Geeks Unite!
What is this graphic that looks like your 11th grade math homework? It’s a graphical representation of the best 10 seasons of the top 20 players since 1977 (Seasons are Advanced SPM VORP, careers were measured by total VORP.) (SPM = Statistical Plus/Minus; VORP = Value Over Replacement Player)
That guy at the very top? That’s the G.O.A.T. himself and this graph, loosely translated, states that Jordan’s 10 best seasons were better than the best seasons of almost every single Top 20 player in NBA history.
Michael actually lays claim to 8 of the top 10 seasons in NBA history since 1977. David Robinson snuck in there with the 5th best season and John Stockton had the 10th best season.
I’m sure the question everyone is begging to ask is “How did Kobe stack up?” According to this chart, Kobe’s best season is slightly better than Jordan’s 9th best season. Translation? Jordan had 8 different seasons of basketball that dwarf Kobe’s career best season.
And for those of you keeping score in the Kobe vs. Shaq fued. Shaq’s best season is slightly better than Kobe’s best season.
"Kobe, tell me how my Stats taste?"
(via Eddy Rivera & Sonicscentral.com)