Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Kober Bryant is Better than Michael Jordan

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Kober Bryant is Better than Michael Jordan

    Kobe Bryant is better than Michael Jordan.

    Not more successful.

    Hasn't had a bigger economic impact.

    Hasn't won more MVPs.



    Hasn't won more titles.

    But he's a better player.

    Kobe can do everything Michael did, and even a few things Michael couldn't do.

    Kobe is just as good a defender. His killer instinct is just as pronounced. He can shoot, finish and explode. And just like Jordan, the more he's pissed off, the more unstoppable he is.

    At the very least, Kobe's scoring spree over the last week should put to rest any lingering doubts that he's the best player in the NBA. Yes, better than Steve Nash, who is the best point guard, but not the lethal force that Kobe is. Yes, better than Dwyane Wade, who is certainly closer to the Kobe-Jordan level than LeBron James, but D-Wade's game is not as polished as Kobe's.

    Kobe's streak of four straight 50-points-plus games is something none of those players can do, and it's something that hasn't been done since Wilt Chamberlain, who had an NBA-record seven straight 50-point games. Truthfully, Kobe should have tacked another 50 on Golden State on Sunday night.

    Of course, the idea that Kobe is better than Jordan -- or even the best player in this league -- is as repugnant to some folks as a rectal exam. Even though Kobe has proven himself under pressure countless times, he gets the A-Rod treatment.

    Kobe can't please anyone. And it doesn't help that most people suffer from revisionist history when it comes to Jordan, forgetting that he was just as poor a teammate and a ball hog and that he ran off coach Doug Collins like Kobe ran off Phil Jackson the first time.

    In fact, you could argue that Jordan was even worse. Far as we know, Kobe hasn't jacked up any of his teammates the way Jordan punched out Steve Kerr and Will Perdue at practice.

    Kobe will never be forgiven for Shaq's departure, but you're delusional if you think Jordan wouldn't have had any ego issues playing alongside a player with Shaq's star power.

    The best-player argument shouldn't be determined by personal dislike. But if you want to take it there, fine. Jordan was hardly the ideal husband, but only the tabloids were brave enough to venture into his personal life. And what about those gambling issues? If Jordan's life had been covered like Kobe's, we would have an entirely different opinion of His Airness.

    Besides a different level of media scrutiny, there was definitely a difference in the level of competition during Jordan's heyday compared to now.



    Yesterday's NBA player certainly was more fundamentally sound, but there's no question that today's player is bigger, stronger and faster. When Jordan played, he was a singular force that could not be equaled. Jordan was guarded by the likes of John Starks and Joe Dumars, who were fine players but weren't nearly as skilled or physically imposing as LeBron, D-Wade, Tracy McGrady or even Vince Carter.

    The NBA is tougher now.

    Kobe, like Michael, is surrounded with mediocre to below-average talent, and Phoenix, Dallas and San Antonio are all better than the Utah, Portland and the Charles Barkley-led Phoenix team that Michael met in the NBA Finals.

    Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson and Patrick Ewing will be among the best centers ever, but none of them affected the league the way Shaq and Tim Duncan have. There are two two-time MVPs in Kobe's own conference (Duncan, Nash), which is a problem Jordan never faced during his championship runs. Seven-footers weren't launching 3s back then. Magic Johnson and the Lakers were on a downward spiral, and the Pistons were on their last legs. It was Michael and everyone else. That's not the case for Kobe.

    The shame of it is that Kobe might finish his career without a MVP, even though his ability can be compared only to that of Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain. All this time we've been looking for a player who is better than Jordan, but most of us can't get beyond whether we like or dislike Kobe as a person to recognize his contributions to the game.

    Ultimately the MVP award will go to either Nash or Dirk Nowitzki, who are deserving this season, but neither are as good as Kobe. Dallas and Phoenix are strong enough to make the playoffs without their stars. The Lakers, however, are a lottery team without Kobe.

    Now that's a valuable player.
    this lady got DESTROYED and bashed by everybody for this article. Anyone here want to debate?

    here is her responding to the criticism she faced

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print...241&type=story

    some of the backlash

    http://www.aolsportsblog.com/2007/03...an-yeah-right/

    http://www.yaysports.com/nba/2007/03...sphemizes.html



    discuss


    -sig by jkpigskin

  • #2
    MJ ftw.......
    Originally posted by njx9
    i invite all of you to spam the board with moronic topics that aren't even vaguely entertaining. please.

    Comment


    • #3
      I ******* KNEW it would be Jemele Hill!
      The Poster Formerly Known As #1SaintsFan

      Sig by jkpigskin

      Comment


      • #4
        Her stupidity doesn't even warrant a response. In fact, Im sure she wrote that for the sole purpose of generating such responses and buzz on the internet. So I won't help feed the troll.

        Comment


        • #5
          I got a good laugh, thank you for posting that.

          Comment


          • #6
            Jamele Hill could write a column on how much I love my girlfriend and it would make me want to break up with her. She ******* stinks.
            The Poster Formerly Known As #1SaintsFan

            Sig by jkpigskin

            Comment


            • #7
              MJ>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>Kober

              I've never even heard of this Kober Bryant

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Scar View Post
                MJ>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>Kober

                I've never even heard of this Kober Bryant
                i just caught that lol


                no one wants to debate her points though?


                Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson and Patrick Ewing will be among the best centers ever, but none of them affected the league the way Shaq and Tim Duncan have. There are two two-time MVPs in Kobe's own conference (Duncan, Nash), which is a problem Jordan never faced during his championship runs. Seven-footers weren't launching 3s back then. Magic Johnson and the Lakers were on a downward spiral, and the Pistons were on their last legs. It was Michael and everyone else. That's not the case for Kobe
                Yesterday's NBA player certainly was more fundamentally sound, but there's no question that today's player is bigger, stronger and faster. When Jordan played, he was a singular force that could not be equaled. Jordan was guarded by the likes of John Starks and Joe Dumars
                Ultimately the MVP award will go to either Nash or Dirk Nowitzki, who are deserving this season, but neither are as good as Kobe. Dallas and Phoenix are strong enough to make the playoffs without their stars. The Lakers, however, are a lottery team without Kobe.

                Now that's a valuable player.


                -sig by jkpigskin

                Comment


                • #9
                  Kobe Bryant is the Best NBA Player EVER!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I actually got into a big argument with my brother recently about this subject (me jordon) and couldn't believe someone who actually saw Jordon play his whole career could even think Kobe is better.

                    Jordon is the greatest player i have ever seen in any sport.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I'd take Kobe simply because I think he has the talent to be the most prolific scorer in NBA history.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TPFKA#1SaintsFan View Post
                        Jamele Hill could write a column on how much I love my girlfriend and it would make me want to break up with her. She ******* stinks.
                        lol!
                        good stuff
                        Pugnacity, testosterone, truculence, and belligerence.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I think that Kobe when all said and done will be better than Jordan. As of now, his skill set overall is better, but he needs to win a championship without Shaq to better prove his point. Scottie Pippen was solid but is nowhere near the presence Shaq is on those Lakers teams that took the trophy home. It is debatable though, i think the "blasphemy" comes from Jordan being this iconic figure more than his actual game. Jordan>Kobe for now you just can't argue the rings, but Kobe>Jordan when Kobe retires some time within the next decade...

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by KCJ58 View Post
                            Kobe Bryant is the Best NBA Player EVER!
                            lol funny stuff

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Um she realizes that in today's game it's MUCH easier to score than 10-20 years ago right? With all the rule changes and ticky tack fouls, the scoring has gone up. Also, the athleticism of the game may have improved but the quality hasn't. 10-20 years ago they were playing much better basketball than they are now.

                              Kobe has no clue how to get his teammates involved at all. It shows in the playoffs when he's forced to choose when to score and when to pass. MJ on the other hand was incredible at that. He knew when he had to take over and he knew when he had to get his teammates involved. The guy's floor sense was incredible.

                              MJ raised his game in the playoffs, scoring 3 more ppg in his career. Kobe stats wise goes down 5ppg in the playoffs. MJ has 6 titles, Kobe has 3. MJ has 5 MVP awards, Kobe has none. MJ was All Defense 10 times i his career. Kobe has 5 or 6. MJ statistically has better assist, rebounding, and steals numbers.

                              If you watch these two play in their primes, it's not even a question of who is better. MJ is hands down.


                              Another sig courtesy of BoneKrusher

                              Originally posted by JBCX
                              Despite looking better against an underachieving Eagles team, I still think the Bears are one of the worst teams in the NFL. I smell a blowout victory by the Lions this week and a division sweep.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X

                              Debug Information