Kobe Bryant and Ron Artest: The NBA’s Biggest “Wannabes” of All-Time

December 14th, 2009 by Mike B. Leave a reply »
First off, I just want to say that I'm not a Kobe Bryant or Ron Artest hater. In fact, I strongly believe Kobe is one of the NBA 's greatest players and Artest is one of the top defenders in recent memory.    

Okay, I'm glad I got that out of the way.

The current Los Angeles Lakers teammates aren't only two of the league's top players, they're also two of the biggest copycats. Kobe is the ultimate "fake Michael Jordan," while Artest has done a great job in trying to become the next Dennis Rodman.

Let's start with Kobe first and then we'll get to Artest a little later.

You can't blame Kobe for wanting to be like Mike. Who else would be better to imitate than the greatest basketball player of all time? 

Anyone can easily tell that he has spent hours upon hours watching tape of Jordan's every move. His fadeaway jumper is nearly identical to MJ's, and he also talks like Jordan during interviews.      

That's pretty scary.

In addition, Kobe has won multiple NBA championships on a team coached by Phil Jackson. Just like Jordan. 

Yeah, I know Kobe didn't hire ...

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