An iconic Chicago Bulls player, Michael Jorden has had an excellent basketball career. His time with the Bulls had given him six NBA championships, all obtained around the years 1991 – 1993 and 1996 -1998. As the graph shows, Jordan had peaked his scoring average during his early years with the Chicago team.
It was only after Jordan’s point scoring average decreased, however, when the Bulls won NBA championships. This may be due to the fact that Jordan began playing more as a team member than an expert shooter. This, and having other Chicago greats, such as Scottie Pippen or Bob Love, to share in their point scoring efforts.
This graph provides evidence that a champion-tier team does not need a high-scoring superstar. Rather, a good team needs a balanced roster and good teamwork among the players to make it to the NBA championship. This is no surprise. Basketball is a team sport after all, and all elements of a team must work together to make something truly special.
Micheal Jordan has his place in a lot of hearts of Chicago Bulls fans, but it is important to remember that he could not have won those championships all by himself. That said, it is always fun to look back at those times and remember the glory years for the Chicago Bulls.
A captain for the Chicago Blackhawks, the Canadian-born hockey player Johnathan Toews, is one of the staples of success for the NHL team. During his years with the Blackhawks, Toews had been a part of three Stanley Cup Champion Seasons, which include: the 2009-2010 season the 2012-2013 season, and the 2014-2015 season.
On the graph, we can see that in all those years, the number of goal assists were greater than the number of goals scored. Mainly, there is a very large gap between the two values during the 2009-2010 season and the 2014-2015. This is interesting, because in both cases, Toews’s number of assists peak during those times, and the number of goals either dip or stay steady.
The years were Toews had the highest number of goals does not also mean that the team was doing well at the same time. Rather, the assists better marked the Blackhawk’s success. As stated in the Micheal Jordan section, a team that is working together wins games.
Toews, while a good shooter himself, is better known as a great defensive player and passer, setting up goals for his other teammates. Having more assists provides evidence of good team coordination and the Stanley Cup-winning seasons shows just that.