You know all that talk over who really is the GOAT? LeBron James or Michael Jordan? Look no further than today as a historical reference for why it's MJ, as exactly 33 years ago, the man himself dropped 63 points in an NBA playoff game against Larry Bird and the Celtics. ​

That's an NBA playoff record. ​​Jordan's ​Bulls simply couldn't be stopped because, well, they had MJ.


This feat was incredible at the time and remains absolutely insane today. The NBA wasn't the high-scoring, James Harden-fest that it is today, and yet Jordan's record still stands, a testament to how revolutionary and game-changing the guard truly was.


The only thing that could make today better for MJ is if his Hornets were playing in the playoffs, but alas, some things even the GOAT can't do. 

​​Now, let's see if some of the NBA's best in action today can top MJ's record on the day he set it. With HardenGiannis Antetokounmpo, and Jimmy Butler all playing, there's some pretty great scorers ready to light it up.


However, we all know no one's topping MJ's record. He's the GOAT, and no one's going to one-up him for a while.