I’m probably being a prisoner of the moment right now, but there’s nothing on Earth that bothers me more than people saying Kobe Bryant is better than Michael Jordan. All people who believe such buffoonery instantly disqualify their privilege to talk. I can no longer take anything you say seriously, because I’m pretty sure you still believe Santa Claus is real and that the police actually protect the people.
Now mind you, I have a love/hate relationship with Michael Jordan. While I’ve tried, and failed, to master all of his moves, I consistently wanted to break his knee caps as he continually displaced my beloved Knicks from the playoffs year after year. Watching him celebrate while Patrick Ewing was on the opposing bench wearing two ice bags the size of small children was always heartbreaking. But with that being said, he’s without question the greatest dude to ever pick up a basketball, ever.
Just look at the damn stats. Jordan played 15 seasons and Kobe is nearing the end of his 15th season. Jordan has more championships, more points, more assists, more steals, more rebounds, more MVP’s, more Finals MVP’s, and on top of that, Jordan was damn near 40 for two of those seasons. I’m also forgetting that MJ only played 18 regular season games his 2nd year in the league, and 17 regular season games the year after his first retirement. Meaning, despite Kobe’s shortest season being 50 games, he STILL couldn’t catch Jordan.
The moral of the story is, if you’re an LA Laker fan, I can forgive you because clearly you’re biased. But if you’re not, and you have the audacity to utter such tomfoolery, I’ll slap you. The end…