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The Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson matchup of the 1991 NBA Finals featured two superstars at the opposite ends of their careers.
Jordan was in his prime, making his first of six NBA Finals appearances of his career, whereas Magic was in the final years of his career, playing in his ninth NBA Finals, which would also be his last.
It was a "passing the torch" series, where the magic of the golden age of basketball was passed to Jordan, as he led the Bulls to their first NBA title by outplaying one of the greatest players of all time.
This matchup was such a special one because no one knew just how dominant Jordan would be in the 1990s, and looking back on his 1991 NBA Finals performance, it's clear that this was a statement series for Jordan.
The most impressive statistic of this matchup is that Jordan accounted for more assists in three out of the five games, with an average of 11.4 assists per game. Jordan beat Magic by doing what he did best—dominating every aspect of the game. When this series ended, the NBA had officially transitioned form the Magic era to the Jordan era.