NBA: 30 greatest playmakers in NBA history

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Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards
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1. Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls/Washington Wizards

Michael Jordan is the best playmaker in the history of the NBA. Jordan led the league in scoring in 10 seasons and in steals per game for three seasons, as one of the best two-way players in the league. He won six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls in three-peat fashion from 1991to 1993 and again 1996 to 1998.

Jordan made All-Star appearances in 12 of the 13 seasons he played with Chicago, showing his popularity right away during his rookie season. He averaged 28.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 2.4 steals per contest as the 1984-85 NBA Rookie of the Year.

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He was not only one of the greatest playmaker, he was also an efficient scorer. Jordan shot over 50 percent from the field during five regular seasons.

He finished with a career average of 50.5 percent from the field when it was all said and done.

In the six NBA titles he won with the Bulls, Jordan won the Finals MVP award each time, showing his ability as arguably the best to ever play in the league.

He put up 33.6 points, 6.0 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game, while shooting 36.8 percent from 3-point range and 48.1 percent from the field in his six NBA Finals appearances.

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He’s the current leader in league history in career points per game (30.1) and ranks fourth all-time on the NBA’s scoring list (32,292).