Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan: There’s Still No Debate, Jordan Is King

June 18th, 2010 by Steven Resnick Leave a reply »
Kobe Bryant has just won another championship ring—his fifth. There will be some fans who will start to bring up the debate that Kobe is somehow on par with Michael Jordan. 

The thing is, Bryant is not. Bryant is a great player who has been in the league 14 years and will be enshrined into the Hall of Fame when he does retire. Yet, Bryant will never be at the level of Jordan. 

Looking at Jordan's accolades over his 15 year career, Bryant doesn't come close to measuring up. Jordan won the Rookie of the Year Award, a Defensive Player of the Year Award, five MVP Awards, and six Finals MVP Awards. 

He also had 10 All-NBA First Team Selections, nine First Team All-Defensive selections, and one Second Team All-NBA selection. 

Jordan's stats? He ranks first all-time in points per game with an average of 30.1, second all-time in steals with 2,514, third all-time in points with 32,292 points, third all-time in steals per game with 2.3, third all-time in field goal attempts, fourth all-time in field goals, fourth all-time in free throws, and ninth all-time in free throws attempted. 

What about Bryant? ...

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