‘MJ is now coming out of retirement’: The NBA world explodes as Michael Jordan is eclipsed by Draymond Green and makes Stephen Curry proud

The Golden State Warriors continued to defend their home turf with a win over the Houston Rockets. The Warriors have now won 10 games at the Chase Center and have only lost one so far. The arena erupted with joy as the final buzzer sounded. With Andrew Wiggins’ 36 points and key contributions from others in the roster, the Warriors appear to have found their rhythm. As fans debated the win on Twitter, an unusual stat involving Draymond Green and Michael Jordan left them in disbelief. Additionally, this stat can make two-time MVP Stephen Curry proud.

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After the Golden State Warriors’ 19-point win over the Houston Rockets ESPN tweeted, “Draymond Green (582+) passed Michael Jordan (581) for most three-pointers in his career.” Michael Jordan shot 32.7% from behind the arc. Compared to today’s standard, one could argue that three-pointers are not the six-time champion’s forte. Still, shooting threes isn’t Draymond Green’s thing either. His career three-point percentage stat is 31.6%.

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Many may speculate that since Green plays for the Warriors, his teammate Stephen Curry, who tops the list of most three-pointers, would likely be proud of Green’s performance. However, fans were shocked by the ESPN tweet.

NBA fans left in disbelief as Draymond Green walked past Michael Jordan

Some fans were quick to point out that this stat means nothing as “His Airness” has 32,292 points in his entire NBA career while Draymond Green has 6,155 points. Many could not imagine that this statistic was real, while others thought it was crazy and interesting.

The most common narrative, however, was this “MJ (Michael Jordan) is now coming out of retirement” since he would probably take that personally. Fans also mentioned that comparing the four-time NBA champion to Jordan was nothing but a joke. a tweet said, “Apart from the same number on the jersey, any comparable number is a joke!”

Here are some of the reactions from NBA Twitter:

Draymond Green’s importance in the team

Draymond Green is, in the words of head coach Steve Kerr, the “heartbeat” of the Warriors team. He directs the defense and is also the squad leader on the pitch.

Two-time MVP Stephen Curry has consistently spoken out about Green’s impact on the team. He said, “We’re all built on trust and chemistry and having a guy like him [Green] who is very vocal, who has a high IQ, who has a certain approach to leadership, all of these are important.”

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Dec 2, 2022; San Francisco, California, United States; Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green (23) and small forward Andrew Wiggins (22) help point guard Stephen Curry (30) after a third-quarter game against the Chicago Bulls at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Much like the others on the Warriors team, Green had a slow start to the season. After Green was penalized for the off-season hitting incident with Jordan Poole, Green looked grim on the court. Finally he seems to be finding his groove not only defensively but also offensively.

He’s currently averaging 9.1 points per game while being rock solid on defense. Green recently spoke about his recent shooting form, saying: “I think I finished the ball really well and that really helped me find a rhythm.”

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