Why Kobe/Jordan Debate Is Closer Than It Seems

Dec 19, 2009 Full story: Bleacher Report 153

As Kobe Bryant continues to add to his already-brilliant legacy, the debate between him and Michael Jordan rages on.

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ginobili

San Francisco, CA

#81 Nov 11, 2010
Bill Russell has won the most rings, if we look at rings Bill is the best of all time.
james

Schenectady, NY

#82 Nov 11, 2010
Water Boy wrote:
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Justin, youre way too young to know aything about Jordan or anything it appears. Do you really think you can make an accurate assessment from You tube and old vhs video's?
The way you hate on Kobe is the way many hated on Jordan. He was deemed a ball hog and had the benefit of the whistle more often than not. Superstars are going to get the calls...Just wait till lebron wins a ring and see for yourself...
MJ is a gentleman; Bryant is a rapist
Jordan23Flight

Elgin, TX

#83 Jul 26, 2011
Jodz wrote:
If kobe retires 4 2 years doing another sport then does a 3peat then he might just reach that accolade. To have this debate underminds jordans true alltime greatness
That's what I'm talkin about!! Jordan was an assassin on the court. Both ends of the court. He could take a game over whenever he wanted. Jordan won an MVP award at age 35 (Kobe won't do that). And he got 6 finals MVP awards. Pretty sure nobody will accomplish that feat. This should not even be a debate. There may be a few players with as much talent as Jordan but he took his talent to a level nobody else has been able to reach.
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#84 Aug 9, 2011
Tom wrote:
Jordan is the best period!! Kobe is good but not close to what Jordan did.
Yeah, Kobe is good, but not close.....we may just, never see anyone like MJ.....
Areyouthruyet

Honolulu, HI

#86 Sep 12, 2011
Justin wrote:
If KoMe win's a title in the NBA this year I'm committing suicide. I love this game so much until some spoil brat get's other great's screw because he was made.I already hate NFL because their isn't any great defense because all the call's benefit's the Quarter Back they make it impossible to keep a great defense due to these rule's.Plus to may flag's and penalties for me it put's me to sleep.Tom Brady and Kobe Bryant were made by th ref's they are so much alike they are lousy leader's and get to much credit but the thing Tom Brady doe's better then Kobe he keep's his mouth shut,Kobe is a bad teammate and he is really the only person I've ever hated before,he's sneaky,selfish,jerk,and dirty plus a spoil brat.
This was 2010. Its 2011, well!
THE PATRIOT WAY

Davenport, WA

#87 Sep 12, 2011
Areyouthruyet wrote:
<quoted text> This was 2010. Its 2011, well!
Mindreader, there is a certain reason why guys that say these things get labeled as, oh, I dont know, "Bipolar".

However, to answer your original Q as asked in your screen name: No, he's still lurking.:)
alec

Kowloon, Hong Kong

#88 Jan 22, 2013
i think kobe better
sam

Acton, Canada

#90 Jan 22, 2013
alec wrote:
i think kobe better
why did you resurrect this thread? Good grief.
Ginobili

San Francisco, CA

#91 Jan 22, 2013
Lebron James is the best ever, the man is a winner in everyway.
Sam

Acton, Canada

#92 Jan 22, 2013
Ginobili wrote:
Lebron James is the best ever, the man is a winner in everyway.
This is about Kobe and Mj not Lebron being a winner. Do you ever read theads Ginoflake?
GBS student

West Chicago, IL

#93 Jan 22, 2013
Local star from Glenbrook South High School. Grew up a huge Lakers and Bulls fan.

He says Jordan but look at who this kid really is:
Snowflake

San Francisco, CA

#94 Jan 23, 2013
Sam wrote:
<quoted text> This is about Kobe and Mj not Lebron being a winner. Do you ever read theads Ginoflake?
LBJ the greatest ever took three mediocre teams to the NBA finals and won once. Kobe career PER is 19th all time, he is not even close to MJ or LBJ.
Angelo

San Francisco, CA

#95 Jan 23, 2013
Kobe is deinitely better than MJ, Kobe earns his stats, MJ had the Jordan Rules in his favored. Lebron is better than both of them.
Ginobili

San Francisco, CA

#96 Jan 23, 2013
All three can play basketball and are different in their own ways.
Ginobili

San Francisco, CA

#97 Jan 23, 2013
I being the ref and source and the wise on this board---LBJ is the most unique, just watch him and enjoy, he is the greatest ever.
LEGALISE STEROIDS

Carrum Downs, Australia

#98 Jan 24, 2013
"Ginoboli" is a fat stupid troll. The last 4 comments were his - promoting Lebron AGAIN. It's probably Lebron himself. Does that drug cheat live in San Francisco?
LEGALISE STEROIDS

Carrum Downs, Australia

#99 Jan 24, 2013
Jordan was a better player than Kobe.. and I'm a Kobe fan and never liked MJ (but now do).

The amount of rings a player wins does NOT make the slightest difference in how good he is. It is a TEAM game.

If a player sat on the bench every single game in his entire career and managed to win 12 championships/rings.. would that make him the best player of all time? NO.

Someone could be the best player ever and still not win a ring if the rest of his team is crap.

Don't you people have any common sense? I can't believe there are idiots who still talk about "rings" all over the internet.

“Timshel”

Since: Jan 12

Tulsa, OK

#100 Jan 24, 2013
LEGALISE STEROIDS wrote:
"Ginoboli" is a fat stupid troll. The last 4 comments were his - promoting Lebron AGAIN. It's probably Lebron himself. Does that drug cheat live in San Francisco?
Yea, "Angelinoflake" are annoying and obviously all one person but the problem is Ginobili thinks they're all individuals. He's just one big, living compound lie and should never be taken seriously.

In fact Sammy said it best, just sit back and enjoy the show when it comes to Angelinoflake.

“Timshel”

Since: Jan 12

Tulsa, OK

#101 Jan 24, 2013
LEGALISE STEROIDS wrote:
Jordan was a better player than Kobe.. and I'm a Kobe fan and never liked MJ (but now do).
The amount of rings a player wins does NOT make the slightest difference in how good he is. It is a TEAM game.
If a player sat on the bench every single game in his entire career and managed to win 12 championships/rings.. would that make him the best player of all time? NO.
Someone could be the best player ever and still not win a ring if the rest of his team is crap.
Don't you people have any common sense? I can't believe there are idiots who still talk about "rings" all over the internet.
I disagree when talking about rings. It's the ultimate accomplishment and it showed in Jordan's and Kobe's case and all other players that LEAD their teams to championships that they are/were the best and the ring symbolizes that. Yes, team play was necessary but winning a ring is defining especially for the "best" players. The Jazz with Stockton and Malone were great but, they were not the best because Jordan, Pippen and the Bulls were the best because they beat them and won the championship.

I'll ask you this, who was the best player in your opinion who never won an NBA championship? Upon your answer then we can compare them to the best who actually won and you'll then see the difference.

Point is, if you're the best in the NBA, you're going to win a championship and if you don't you simply weren't "the best" because 1 player alone can take over in the NBA and it's not necessarily the case in any other team sports. The only position that can possibly dictate or take over a game is a pitcher in baseball. Other than that, not really.
Steroids

San Francisco, CA

#102 Jan 24, 2013
LRJ, never did and never will. He does the incredible and then some.

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