The Gold Standard: Jordan Set Benchmark That May Never Be Topped

In a bonus feature from The Last Dance’s limited blu-ray gift set, Michael Jordan declared that there will never be another player like him. During an interview with Stuart Scott on his Sunday Conversation show in 1998, Jordan expressed his belief that his impact on the game of basketball is unique and cannot be replicated. His statement emphasizes his unparalleled skills, talent, and drive that have solidified his status as a legendary figure in basketball history.

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“It’s not fair, you know, but it’s a standard of measurement. When I came in, [it was] Dr. J, Elgin Baylor. It’s just a standard of measurement for people to compare to. But there’s never going to be another Michael Jordan. There’s never going to be another Dr. J. Magic Johnson. Larry Bird.
Michael Jordan's Legacy: A Feat Impossible to Replicate-007 - srody.comNow, there’s gonna be a Kobe Bryant, there’s gonna be a Grant Hill, Anfernee Hardaway. These guys are going to have similar traits, it’s how they manifest those traits to be the best basketball player, the best role model that they can be.”

That wasn’t the last time Jordan spoke on the subject. The Bulls icon has since been honest about who he thinks deserves the GOAT title – and it’s not himself.

In 2009, Jordan told Michael Wilbon that he “doesn’t want” the title because he hasn’t played against legends in the league prior to himself — like Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West.

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He shared those same sentiments in a recent interview with Cigar Aficionado.

Still, don’t get it twisted. Back when MJ had his hoop earring in, he made it clear that he doesn’t think there will be another like him.
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