HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — In our seemingly never-ending fascination with the Michael Jordan–Kobe Bryant comparison conversation, someone is always trying to make the case for one of these NBA all-time greats over the other.
But it has occurred to us, as it has so many others, how remarkably similar their games are when viewed through a strictly on-court prism. Naturally, MJ came first so Kobe’s game really seems like more of a shadowing of his idol’s game (they say it’s the highest form of flattery … copying someone).
But this fantastic video from 2012 Mamba, we were first alerted to it by our friends at Bleacher Report, highlights the jaw-dropping similarities in the way these two elite artists played (in Jordan’s case) and still play the game. Feel free to continue the debate after seeing this: