Kobe Bryant Versus Michael Jordan: A Twisted Perspective

April 27th, 2010 by Todd Boldizsar Leave a reply »
As Game Five of the 2010 Western Conference Divisional Series awaits the Los Angeles Lakers, there is no clearer time to view guard Kobe Bryant as a player and as a person. The comparison has been done a thousand times: Bryant vs. Jordan, who is the greatest player of all time? However, there is so much more to that question than who holds records for points scored, rebounds, and assists.

To be garnished with the title of the best NBA player who ever lived, I believe a player should be equally legendary off the court. A player with that title should be an ambassador of the game, a reminder for players, fans, and followers that to be truly great, one must be great in all aspects.

I can't remember a time when Jordan refused to take shots, complained about the diminishing roles of his teammates, or broke up a dynasty while complaining of not receiving touches of the ball.

Kobe certainly has an impact on the NBA and his team, the numbers speak for themselves. Bryant has tremendous power at his fingertips, with the ability to change the face of a single game and a season. Evident last night, Kobe didn't take a shot until a few minutes into the second ...

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