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#pounditFriday, December 9, 2022

Does Michael Jordan Think Kobe Bryant is the Only Player Who Should Be Compared to Him?

Michael Jordan has stated that he would have taken Kobe Bryant in his prime, but His Airness apparently believes the Lakers star has earned the right to be compared to him.

Basketball author Roland Lazenby is writing a book about MJ. On Sunday, Lazenby began tweeting about Kobe’s scoring binge and dropped in an interesting comment from Jordan while discussing the similarities between the players.

We already knew that Kobe modeled his game after MJ, and Scottie Pippen even believes he walks and talks like him too. If Jordan really did say this, it would represent a departure from his past perspective. MJ is still highly competitive and therefore protective of his legacy. That’s why he says things to put today’s players down. But that shows a lot of respect coming from Jordan if he believes Kobe has earned a comparison. I guess that’s what five rings can do for you.

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