Kobe Bryant: The Best And Last of the Jordan Pretenders

May 17th, 2010 by Ryan Wong Leave a reply »
As you watch Kobe Bryant make yet another run at the NBA Championship, you can't help but marvel at his incredible skill and potential place in history. In today's game, his competitiveness and will to win are unmatched. His basketball IQ is off the charts and his fade-away is poetry in motion.

This year, he will be attempting to win ring number five at the age of 31. Someday, Bryant will go down as one of the great champions and athletes that the NBA has ever known. He could potentially be gearing for a second career three-peat next season. If he does happen to win that second three-peat next season, Kobe should deserve consideration as the greatest player the NBA has ever known.

Unfortunately, Kobe Bryant will never get this type of recognition because he will never surpass the legacy of Michael Jordan, whom Bryant is unjustly compared to at every phase in his career.

Whereas Jordan is basketball's primary God, Bryant is just seen by many as a very talented upstart. It is almost coincidental that Bryant came in at the time that he did. Kobe Bryant entered the league in 1996 when Michael Jordan was on his way to winning his fifth ri ...

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