Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan make identical shots in amazing video

The video featured above was posted on YouTube on Sunday and began making the rounds on the ‘net on Tuesday. The video, put together by YouTube user Mamba2012, is superbly done. It shows Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan matching each other with identical shots in an incredibly well edited compilation.

I gather that the video’s intent was to not only be cool, but to also show how similar the two legends are. That’s no surprise to anyone who’s paid attention to NBA conversations — Scottie Pippen said in January that Kobe molded his game after MJ — but it’s still incredible to see all the shots spliced together.

Even though Bryant has five titles and Jordan had six, I still believe MJ was superior. Kobe has done an amazing job trying to track down arguably the NBA’s best player ever, but he didn’t reach that impossibly high level. And it’s not like MJ would give Kobe an inch, either.

H/T Black Sports Online

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  • PeriwinkleBleu

    it simply shows who kolbe bryant idolized when he was growin up, and still idolizes today, regardless what negative comments he makes or has made about Michael. the PROOF is in his moves. his moves are not uncanny – they are evidence of whom kolbe studied, admired and wanted to be like as he strived to be in the NBA – even right down to his tongue hanging out of his mouth. unfortunately, he still hasn’t mastered Michael’s hangtime! as someone said a long time ago, Actions Speak Louder Than Words! oh and, Imitation Is The Best Form of Flattery!

    oh kolbe, want your wife’s respect, try keeping it in your pants and sharing it only with her.  this is something a lot of professional athletes have a problem doing – being faithful to more than just the Game! 

    Hey Michael, whether he admits it or not – everytime kolbe plays, it shows his respect for You and it is a tribute to You!

  • PeriwinkleBleu

    one more point – the greatest jersey ever worn in the NBA is number 23 – this is why kolbe’s isn’t number 22, but number 24!

  • PeriwinkleBleu

    forgot to tell you guys – the video is great!  LOVED THE SOUNDTRACK – it’s very pretty.  what is the name of it.?  where can i get a copy of it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/SanfordCreative Keith Anthony Sanford

    Kobe won all but one title with Shaquille Oneal, third best center of all time behind Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain. Michael Jordan won six titles with Scottie Pippen, three with Rodman and a bunch of journeyman role players. Jordan beat Isaiah, Magic, Dr. J AND Bird on his way to his titles and stifled offenses with his defense. No comparison. Jordan #1, EVERYBODY ELSE, 2nd. Kobe WISHES he had the career Jordan had.

  • Zo (SoCal ~ Lefty)

    Oh man this is so easy, (ahem), Who sells more shoes? Nice try LB and how many pairs of ‘Jordans’ do you have? (Sssccccooooooooooooooreeeeeee!)

  • Zo (SoCal ~ Lefty)

    Thanks for the info but it’s this easy, ‘Who sells more shoes?’ and how many pairs of ‘Jordans’ do you have?