Perhaps, I mean players like Lebron get pity fouls when barely going up, honestly half of the time I think the person by the basket was in position, hands up, and outside restricted, and still gets the foul is still aggravating as a general fan. Star treatment today is more unbalanced because of the buddy system, no real superstar like to talk bad about another meaning things like flops and lacking defense are accepted.
MJ alone would abuse the 'superstar' rules, so many opposing fouls. People point out at the zone defense, but athleticism and reflexes trumps zone, which is why hand checking is actually overrated when going against someone who is quicker than you, everything from balance to coordination which a 'smart' offensive player can abuse. Let's not forget the importance of the mid range in today's NBA, and I mean an actual jumpshot not volume.
I don't want to go to 45, but Kobe with a horrible team had 35 ppg, and well alot of the defenses Kobe see's today Jordan never saw. If anything I think Jordan thrived on bully ball. I can't help but think in today's NBA, Jordan would just be a little bored.