Michael Jordan Was Consistently One Of The Best Defenders In The NBA
Amidst all of his incredible attributes and accomplishments, we tend to overlook the fact Michael Jordan was one of the greatest one-on-one defenders of the past few decades. Jordan was named a First-Team All-NBA selection nine times during his career, which is tied for the 6th-most selections in NBA history.
Jordan actually led the league three different times in steals per game, and his career-average of 2.35 steals per game is actually the 4th-highest in NBA history. Considering how much of the scoring load that he was asked to take on offense, the fact that he would devote this much energy on defense is almost unimaginable.