By anyone's standards, Michael Jordan was a tremendous basketball player. Many people believe that Michael Jordan was the greatest basketball player of all-time.
These are the most points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, and threes Michael Jordan ever had in a NBA game. I've also included the most minutes Jordan ever played in a game, the number of triple-doubles he had in both the regular season and the playoffs, and the highest salary Michael Jordan was ever paid in the NBA.
Michael Jordan's career highs in points, rebounds, assists and salary
- Most points Michael Jordan ever scored in a NBA game - 69
The most points Michael Jordan ever scored in a NBA game is 69. Jordan had a career high 69 points in a OT game vs the Cleveland Cavaliers on March, 28, 1990, while playing for the Chicago Bulls.
In the game, Michael Jordan made 23 of 37 shots, including two of six threes, and 21 of 23 free throws. The Bulls beat the the Cavaliers, 117-113 in OT, as Michael Jordan also had a career regular season high of 18 rebounds.
The 69 points scored by Michael Jordan is the 11th highest scoring game by any player in NBA history.
- Most rebounds Michael Jordan ever had in a NBA game - 19
The most rebounds Michael Jordan ever had in a NBA game is 19, and it came in the playoffs vs the the Philadelphia 76ers on May 14, 1991. Jordan aslo had 38 points in the game, as the Bulls won, 100-95, and closed out the 76ers, four games to one, in the second round of the NBA playoffs.
The most rebounds Michael Jordan ever had in a regular season game is 18, and he did it twice. The first time was on March 28, 1990, vs the Cleveland Cavaliers. As noted above, that was the same game in which Michael Jordan scored his career high of 69 points.
The second time Michael Jordan had 18 rebounds in a game came on March 18, 1997, vs the Seattle SuperSonics. That game also went into OT, as the Bulls won, 89-87, with Jordan scoring 32 points.
- Most assists Michael Jordan ever had in a NBA game - 17
The most assists Michael Jordan ever had in a NBA game was 17. Jordan had a career high 17 assists in a game vs the Portland Trail Blazers on March 25, 1989. Michael Jordan also had 34 points in the game, as he led the Bulls to a 128-113 win.
- Most steals Michael Jordan ever had in a NBA game - 10
The most steals Michael Jordan ever had in a NBA game is 10. Jordan had a career high 10 steals in a game vs the New Jersey Nets on January 29, 1988. Michael Jordan also had 32 points in the game, as the Bulls won, 120-93.
The game was such a blowout that Michael Jordan did not play in the fourth quarter, after he had six steals in the third quarter alone. The NBA record for steals in a game is 11, so Michael Jordan is tied with a slew of other players for the second most steals in a NBA game.
- Most three-point shots Michael Jordan ever made in a NBA game - 7
The most three-point shots Michael Jordan ever made in a NBA game is seven. Jordan set his career high of seven threes in game vs the Golden State Warriors on January 18, 1990. Michael Jordan made seven of the 12 threes he took in the game. He also scored 44 points, as he led the Bulls to a 132-107 win.
- Most blocked shots Michael Jordan ever had in a NBA game - 6
The most blocked shots Michael Jordan ever had in a NBA game is six. Jordan blocked six shots in a game vs the Seattle SuperSonics on December 2, 1986.
- Most minutes Michael Jordan ever played in a NBA game - 56 minutes
On February 3, 1992, Michael Jordan played 56 minutes in a triple OT game vs the Utah Jazz. Jordan had 34 points in the game, but the Jazz beat the Bulls in triple OT, 126-123.
- Total triple-doubles Michael Jordan had in his NBA career - 28 (regular season)
Michael Jordan had 28 career triple-doubles in the regular season in the NBA. That is tied for the 10th most officially in NBA history. Jordan also had two playoff triple-doubles, and even had a triple-double during the 1997 NBA All-Star game.
- Highest salary Michael Jordan was paid in the NBA - $33.1 million
To date, Michael Jordan holds the NBA record for the highest salary for a season at $33.1 million. Jordan was paid $33.1 million in salary for the 1998 season with the Chicago Bulls.
Michael Jordan was also paid $30.1 million for the 1997 season with the Bulls. That is currently the second highest salary an NBA player has ever been paid.
Kobe Bryant is slated to make $31.5 million in salary for the 2014 season, which will become the second highest salary ever earned by a NBA player.