Technical and relational analysis of Michael Jordan in the 1995-1996 NBA Finals

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Natán Andrés Cook Vaquero
Mario Amatria Jiménez


This article aimed to analyse the technical skills of Michael Jordan by studying his technical actions, shots, and relationship with teammates. The study focused on the six games of the 1995-1996 NBA playoff finals, utilizing an ad hoc instrument with 14 dimensions and 147 categories. The data underwent synchronous analysis to assess the relationship between variables and various success criteria. The results indicated by this data revealed the percentage of Jordan's involvement and his manner of participation. Additionally, a diachronic analysis was conducted using polar coordinate analysis to measure associative consistency among different behaviours. This allowed for the observation and analysis of Jordan's relationship with teammates. The obtained data highlights the significance of dribbling, free throws and fadeaway shot as frequent and effective technical actions used by Jordan. Moreover, they illustrate how Michael was a prominent player in the game, actively contributing to the offensive actions of his team.

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Cook Vaquero, N. A., & Amatria Jiménez, M. (2024). Technical and relational analysis of Michael Jordan in the 1995-1996 NBA Finals. Sustainability and Sports Science Journal, 2(2), 107–119.
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