Top 100 Big Men Who Couldn't Stop Michael Jordan From Scoring

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Top 100 Big Men Who Couldn't Stop Michael Jordan From Scoring
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How did Michael Jordan average 30.1 points for his entire career?

He scored on everyone, especially big and tough defenders, who were 6'7" and over. 

This is a list of guys from 1984 to 2003 that the GOAT scored on. They were all tough defenders and since you could hand check back then, it was tougher for him to score on these physical players.

So much for Jordan not having great small competition, when we all knew he took it to the hole.

These are not exactly in order, but we go from OK to great defenders who could not stop MJ; all bigger than he was (MJ was 6'5")

100 - Alex English - 6'8" 210

99 - Jerrod Mustaf -  6'10" 238

98 - Dominique Wilkins - 6'7" 200

97 - Chris Gatling 6'10" 220

96 - Mike Gminski - 6'11" 250

95 - Brad Daugherty - 7'0" 245

94 - Kiki Vandeweghe - 6'8" 220

93 - Wayman Tisdale - 6'9" 240

92 - Joe Barry Carroll - 7'0" 225

91 - Larry Johnson - 6'7" 250

90 - Tom Chambers - 6'10" 220

89 - John Salley - 6'11" 230

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88 - Magic Johnson - 6'8" 215

87 - Larry Bird - 6'9" 220

86 - Sam Perkins - 6'9" 235

85 - Grant Long - 6'8" 225

84 - Rasheed Wallace - 6'10" 225

83 - George Gervin - 6'7" 180

82 - Kenny 'Sky' Walker - 6'8" 210

81 - Dale Ellis - 6'7" 205

80 - Penny Hardaway - 6'7" 209

79 - Tyrone Hill - 6'9" 240

78 - Orlando Woolridge - 6'9" 215

77 - Greg Ostertag - 7'2" 280

76 - 'Hot Rod' Williams - 6'11" 240

75 - Elton Brand - 6'8" 255

74 - Bo Outlaw - 6'8" 240

73 - Pervis Ellison - 6'9" 240

72 - Cliff Robinson - 6'10" 240

71 -  Andrew Lang - 6'11" 250

70 - Ervin Johnson - 6'11" 240

69 - Jack Sikma - 7'0" 240

68 - Buck Williams - 6'10" 235

67 - Michael Cage - 6'9" 245

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66 - 'Mr. Mean' Larry Smith - 6'8" 245

65 - Julius Erving 'Dr. J' - 6'7" 210

64 - Christian Laettner - 6'10" 245

63 - Frank Brickowski - 6'9" 235

62 - Thurl Bailey - 6'11" 240

61 - Oliver Miller - 6'9" 300

60 - Shawn Marion - 6'7" 210

59 - Terry Cummings 6'9" 235

58 - Jayson Williams 6'10" 245

57 - Kevin Duckworth 7'0" 250

56 - Cliff Levingston - 6'8" 210

55 - Juwan Howard - 6'9" 235

54 - Kevin Willis 7'0" 245

53 - Armon Gilliam 6'9" 245

52 - Bill Walton 6'11" 235

51 - Antonio Davis 6'9" 250

50 - Dale Davis 6'10" 245

49 - Artis Gilmore 7'3" 245

48 - Horace Grant 6'10" 245

47 - Charles Oakley 6'9" 245

46 - Anthony Mason 6'7" 250

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45 - Charles Smith 6'10" 245

44 - Otis Thorpe 6'10" 245

43 - Shawn Bradley 7'6" 260

42 - Yao Ming 7'5" 278

41 - Gheorghe Muresan 7'7" 296

40 - James Worthy 6'9" 225

39 - Rik Smits 7'4" 260

38 - Ralph Sampson 7'4" 245

37 - Roy Tarpley - 7'0" 245

36 - Jermaine O'Neal 6'11" 250

35 - Jerome Kersey - 6'7" 230

34 - Xavier McDaniel - 6'7" 234

33 - Chris Webber 6'9" 245

32 - Andrei Kirilenko 6'9" 230

31 - Kevin Martin 'K Mart' - 6'9" 230

30 - Antonio McDyess - 6'9" 230

29 - Danny Manning - 6'10" 245

28 - Shawn Kemp - 6'10" 260

27 - Theo Ratliff - 6'10" 235

26 - Karl Malone 6'9" 260

25 - Robert Parish 7'0" 244

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24 - James Edwards 6'11" 245

23 - Benoit Benjamin 7'0" 280

22 - Vlade Divac 7'1" 240

21 - Tyson Chandler 7'2" 259

20 - Tree Rollins 7'1" 250

19 - Mark Eaton 7'4 285

18 - Manute Bol 7'6" 220

17 - Kevin Garnett 6'11" 235

16 - Rick Mahorn 6'9" 255

15 - Kevin McHale 6'10" 245

14 - Larry Nance 6'10" 245

13 - Moses Malone 6'10" 250

12 - Tim Duncan 7'0" 243

11 - Marcus Camby 6'11" 242

10 - Dikembe Mutombo 7'2" 245

9 - Patrick Ewing 7'0" 245

8 - Bill Laimbeer 6'11" 252

7 - Shaquille O'Neal 7'1" 310

6 - Kareem Abdul Jabbar 7'2" 265

5 - David Robinson 7'1" 255

4 - Ben Wallace 6'9" 250

3 - Alonzo Mourning 6'10" 260

2 - Dennis Rodman 6'7" 228

1 - Hakeem Olajuwon 6'11" 251

Did any of these guys ever effectively stop Jordan from scoring? No. Many times though, these guys slowed Jordan down enough for the Bulls to lose. MJ is 6-0 in the Finals and a 10-time scoring champ, so he was not stopped often at all. He also has the highest regular season and playoff scoring averages EVER!

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