Actually, it is. The physicality of the game made it harder to score and also is part of what made his usage rate so crazy. The point is, that with the game being less physical, it makes it easier to score. So, his shots and usage rate wouldn't have to be higher for him to produce more points. The zone defenses are why he likely wouldn't be able to average 40 on a contending team. Not a reason he couldn't do it. What's laughable is to assume that a player like MJ wouldn't be at least as dominant now as was then. It assumes that he wouldn't take advantage of the advances in training, etc. that are available today and weren't back then. Dorians premise that MJ could average 40 and still win as many titles as he did back then is wrong, but his premise that MJ could average 40, isn't.