Kobe Bryant Has Finally Reached the Summit of Mt. Jordan

September 24th, 2010 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
Kobe Bryant is on a mission for championship ring No. 6, and as a man with five titles already, this quest is the perfect goal to keep him motivated. The prospect of winning a second three-peat will also drive Bryant, and having Hall-of-Fame coach Phil Jackson back for another season will surely help.

Six championship rings, a second three-peat, Phil Jackson...this is no coincidence. Kobe's comparison to Michael Jordan will forever dominate his legacy. Even as a young 18-year-old kid fresh from high school, Kobe was feeling the pressure so many before him had failed to handle: Being the next MJ.

The comparisons will never go away, and now that Kobe is actually so close to many of Jordan's storied accomplishments, can we put Kobe on the same plateau of NBA legends as Jordan?

A quick comparison of each other's stats makes the idea of Kobe being just as good as Michael quite plausible. Also, their impact on the game of basketball is unlike any other tandem in NBA history.

While Jordan has Kobe by several thousand points scored (MJ played 15 seasons, Kobe has played 14), Kobe has not been the Lakers' primary scoring option his whole care ...

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