Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Kobe vs. MJ

Now, I am not a fan of the Kobe and MJ comparisons. In fact, I think the Lakers loss the the Celtics clearly shows that Kobe never will be MJ.  He simply doesn't have the mindset that MJ had.

You can say, Kobe doesn't have the surrounding cast that Jordan had, but he has a pretty good one. He just lost with Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom and Derrick Fisher. They seem pretty solid to me. Let's not forget he also lost a finals series with Shaq.

Who did MJ have other than Scottie Pippen? There was Dennis Rodman for a short time. But Rodman never did anything offensively. Other than those two guys, MJ won with a slew of nobodys.

There was Jon Paxton, BJ Armstrong, Luke Longley, and even Ron Harper for a little bit. Point is, none of these players were world beaters. They were good, but MJ lifted them all up and took over. He willed his team to championships and that is something Kobe just can't do.

Now with all that said, here is an interesting video I found. The maker of it claims each of the shots were gathered on the exact same day just 10 years apart. Enjoy....

See more funny videos at CollegeHumor

1 comment:

Sefdawg said...

Ok, I'm not saying I could D-up Kobe myself, but there is no comparison here. MJ is the G.O.A.T. I believe he could have won rings with me in the starting 5. And that's during a gout attack. Maybe it's because I was a kid growing up watching Mike, but I just don't get that "feeling" watching Kobe. MJ had passion for the game, Kobe has passion for himself(and Colorado chicks.) Everyone knows MJ and Kobe put up points, but how many Defensive MVP's has Kobe won? And like you said, MJ won with Bill cartwright and Jon Paxson. BC used to take Moses to the hoop, and Jon Paxson was not exactly the second coming of Pistol Pete. I'm just saying you'll never catch me singing "I wanna be like Kobe". Plus, you just can't trust a guy named after a Japanese cow.