Originally Posted by mylydiamy
BUT PLEASE STOP SAYING THAT HE COULD BE COMPARED TO MJ IF HE WINS ANOTHER TITLE. Not even close. MJ is M3, Kobe is 335i without a chip.
This. It parallels with the comparisons of Crybaby Crosby with Wayne Gretzky. MJ did for the sport what Kobe could never do, and on top of it, he didn't get caught in shameful shenanigans off the court.
Kobe may be the best player in basketball, but to compare him to MJ is pretty ignorant unless the end result of your comparison is that MJ is on a whole different level.