By Dwayne Nelson–Since the Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James debate should officially now be over, it’s time NBA fans move forward to another high-profile case.
Next up? Kobe vs. Michael Jordan.
The 47-year-old Jordan recently claimed he could score 100 points in a game if he played today and then ranked Kobe simply as one of the Top 10 guards of all time. Kobe shrugged off his idol’s comments, but with the possibility of him matching Jordan’s sixth championship title this NBA season the question will ultimately be asked: Is Kobe possibly better than M.J.?
While many hoop analysts and insiders will begin dissecting numbers and comparing statistics of the two great ballers, here are my four basic reasons, fair or unfairly, why Kobe will never surpass Jordan in the court of public opinion. Please read, enjoy and drop a comment.