Best 1-on-1 NBA player ever: Michael Jordan or Carmelo Anthony? | The Tylt

Best 1-on-1 NBA player ever: Michael Jordan or Carmelo Anthony?

Basketball is a team sport, but one-on-one ability has always been an important part of the game. In the NBA, individual efforts have lifted teams to great heights. We at The Tylt organized the ultimate one-on-one tournament to see who you think is the best iso player ever! In this matchup, we have Michael Jordan and Carmelo Anthony. Jordan's athleticism and post game were unequaled. Anthony was a bully on the block and had a strong three-point shot. Who wins? 🏀

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Best 1-on-1 NBA player ever: Michael Jordan or Carmelo Anthony?
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#AirJordanFTW
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Best 1-on-1 NBA player ever: Michael Jordan or Carmelo Anthony?
#AirJordanFTW
#MeloFTW

There is no greater test of basketball skill than going one-on-one and seeing if you have what to takes to score or stop someone. A common trend with all of the greatest players ever is being able to isolate and put defenders in a blender. But who should be crowned the G.O.A.T.? Tell us what you think by voting below!

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#AirJordanFTW

It took entire teams to stop Jordan. There isn't one person who could lock up the most competitive man who ever played in the NBA.

Jordan might not have had a consistent three-point stroke, but at his peak, no one could stay in front of him on a drive. His footwork in the post was immaculate. His turnaround fadeaway is still one of the prettiest shots in basketball.

Carmelo Anthony might be big, but Jordan wouldn't let size get in the way of locking down him down. Jordan was a defensive player of the year at one point and there's no way he would let Anthony bully him. Jordan takes this matchup easily.

#MeloFTW

There are few things you can't teach. Size is one of them and, for better or worse, Carmelo Anthony has a lot of it.

The national champion was big but agile with great footwork. People seem to forget Anthony was an elite scorer, able to shoot the basketball from distance, strong enough to take people on drives, and athletic enough to go over, or through, someone in the post. Jordan was a great defender, but there's nothing he could have done to a guy with Anthony's size.

Jordan might be the GOAT, but there's no way he can handle Anthony one-on-one.

FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Best 1-on-1 NBA player ever: Michael Jordan or Carmelo Anthony?
A festive crown for the winner
#AirJordanFTW
#MeloFTW