MJ shot a Jawdropping 49%FG
in post season.(.487 to be precise) for 179 games
thats only 1% less from his 50%FG career reg season average (.497% to be price).
Despite playing in toughest conference defensively thanks to Knicks, Pacers, Heat, Cavs, Pistons, Hawks etc
1% drop is completely negligible.
If Bulls were a West Conf team of '80s & '90s, MJ probably would've shot around 52%FG in Post Season.
Compare that to Pippen
(MJ's 2nd fiddle who barely saw double team) & Kobe
(2nd fiddle to Shaq who barely saw double team & played more than half of 220 games with Shaq).
Both Pippen (208 games) & Kobe (220 games) played nearly identicaly # of post season games. Both have almost identical post season FG% of 44%.
-Pippen barely got doubled with all focus on stopping MJ.
-Kobe barely got doubled on perimeter with all focus on stopping Shaq.
Yet, the 2nd leading scorers of the team struggled in Post Season with only 44%FG.
Lebron is currently sitting on 47%FG for post season
. As he is entering his prime. He can become the only perimeter player to cross 50%FG for post season for career as he has played only 119 games.
Its very difficult for LBJ but not impossible to cross 49%FG of MJ once LBJ gets to 200 post season games.
till then MJ is the best perimeter player ever in the NBA Playoffs history.