Kobe Bryant puts himself ahead of Michael Jordan, behind Wilt on NBA all-time greatest list? (Video)

The debate on the greatest player in NBA history continues, and in this latest installment, it’s noted trash talker Kobe Bryant throwing in his two cents. In a video from last summer’s Drew League that Jersey Chaser shares with us, Kobe seems to get caught saying he believes he’s the second-greatest player in the NBA’s history, behind Wilt Chamberlain and ahead of Michael Jordan.

Kobe, who was frustrated with the level of competition, has an eyebrow-raising conversation with former NBAer Marcus Banks during a stoppage in play.

“This sh*t child’s play, man,” Kobe says. “It’s too child’s play. Child’s play. Repeat the list, man. Wilt. Me. Mike. …Don’t forget the list, man. It’s a short list.”

Jordan recently said Kobe is the only one comparable to him, and now he probably regrets paying Kobe that compliment. You know MJ is going to take complete offense to Kobe’s remarks, especially because he thinks he would have gone Wilt on today’s players by scoring 100. And because he’s Michael Jordan and has the ego the size of one of his private jets.

Kobe’s comments in the video are open to interpretation. Was he talking about the all-time greatest list? Basketball’s best scorers? Either way, we do know that Kobe puts himself in the same exclusive class as Michael and Wilt, and we think it was intentional he named himself ahead of MJ.

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    This sh*t gobbily-doo, man… I say; “It’s too gobbily-doo. gobbily-doo”. I repeat; “GOBBILY-DOO, man. Don’t forget it, man. This is pure B*LL SH*T.”

  • Anonymous

    Wilt is 1,2 and 3.

  • http://twitter.com/n_fogel Nicholas Fogel

    he’s talking about most points in a game… Your a faulty media outlet.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    First off, it’s “you’re” a faulty outlet, Mr. media police. Secondly, Michael Jordan isn’t even top five for most points scored in a game. What else do you have for us?


    For clarification purposes: Who, where, and/or what does Kobe clearly refer to; on who is first, second, or third, about what? …He could have the order in reverse of what this article is trying to weakly portray, or he could even be referring to something else in not any particular order.

  • http://twitter.com/n_fogel Nicholas Fogel

    “Great article!” No… no one says that, what else do you have for me grammar police?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.stuart.3572 Bill Stuart

    You guys have too much time on your hands.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001117412377 Lisa Jackson


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VNF5PW6MLZ7MPWFNH62WZODUS4 Travis D.

    MJ is the greatest, Who the f*ck is Kobe Bryant?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VNF5PW6MLZ7MPWFNH62WZODUS4 Travis D.

    By the way Kobe, you can thank your father (Micheal Jordan) for all the money you children get from your shoe endorsements. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VNF5PW6MLZ7MPWFNH62WZODUS4 Travis D.

    And one last thing, Micheal will always be the greatest because he won every playoff final he went to, even the year he came out of retirement (the first time), something that has not been duplicated. Only then, can one compare himself to MJ. Kobe tries to reflect Mike when he is on the court, for that you can never be better than the image you are trying to replicate. You are only a copy. I prefer the original.

  • http://twitter.com/FilmEnding Film Ending

    Michael Jordan, Wilt, and Bill Russell are the best. Bill has 8 titles in a span of 11 years. Kobe is in the same discussion, albeit I don’t view him as intimidating as past greats.  

    MJ played against the best players. These players knew MJ was the best. Kobe has accomplished a lot, but he needed help to win those first three titles. He lost in 2004 and 2008.  

  • Momowonthis

    Amen brother…