Thursday, April 26, 2012

LeBron Posts Another One of the Greatest Offense/Defense/PER Seasons Of All-Time

Criteria -- you need to have a PER of over 27, an offensive rating of at least 118 and a defensive rating no higher than 102. Also, your spread between offensive rating and defensive rating needs to be at least 21.

Here are your guys since 1985-86:

Michael Jordan* 1987-88 PER 31.7 Offensive Rating 123 Defensive rating 101 Spread 22

Michael Jordan* 1995-96 29.4 124 100 24

Michael Jordan* 1990-91 31.6 125 102 23

David Robinson* 1995-96 29.4 120 96 24

David Robinson* 1991-92 27.5 118 94 24

David Robinson* 1993-94 30.7 119 98 21

David Robinson* 1994-95 29.1 120 99 21

David Robinson* 1990-91 27.4 119 96 24

LeBron James 2008-09 31.7 122 99 23

LeBron James 2011-12 30.7 118 97 21


  and........... Dirk Nowitzki 2006-07 27.6 123 102 21



  Where is Kevin Garnett? Kevin had several years with PER over 27, but in those years he never had a 118 offensive rating. In his MVP year he had a 118 ORtg, but his PER was only 25.1. Tim Duncan has never had an Offensive rating over 118. Even if he had, he barely squeaked above 27 PER three times. Hakeem Olajuwon had a PER of over 27 one time. He NEVER had a 118 ORtg, and his best ever season was 114!!! Only guys completely capable of carrying a team all by themselves make this list - because, as you see, except for Jordan, they do not tend to win NBA titles in the years in question.

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