Derrick Rose Calls Kobe Bryant ‘Our Generation’s Michael Jordan’

January 28th, 2016 by Mike Norris Leave a reply »

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose praised Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant on Thursday prior to his final matchup with the legend at the Staples Center. Rose compared Bryant, who is in his 20th and final year in the NBA, to a Chicago legend, per Nick Friedell of

Kobe, he's someone that I've looked up to ever since I came into the league. Someone that I did commercials with. Someone that always gave me advice about my game, just coming into the league. He's seen how hard I worked and for him and all his accolades and his résumé ... I think that he's leaving the game in some good hands.

You've got [Stephen Curry] playing well, you've got a whole bunch of guys that's right behind him giving their all to the game. And just for Kobe himself, he's going to be a legend no matter what. He's our [generation's] Michael Jordan.

Anytime someone is compared to Jordan it's an obvious compliment, but especially when it comes from someone who plays in Chicago and even won a regular-season MVP award while with the Bulls.

However, the Jordan-Bryant comparison is nothing new. Bryant has ...

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