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From ESPN.com ...

Jackson said former Chicago Bulls guard Craig Hodges, now a Lakers coach, had called Bryant "Michael Jordan reincarnated." As Jackson noted, Bryant had somehow learned to imitate Jordan, right down to "the facial expressions, the game, the bounce, the swagger and the results."

There is one reason Bryant's 46 points (best in the NBA this season) didn't produce a W -- Jason Kidd reminded us who the best point guard in basketball was before his former understudy, Steve Nash, borrowed the honor last season. But he didn't remind us of only his own heyday. He also brought Showtime back to the Lakers floor, bringing Mark Jackson practically out of his sideline seat with a series of dishes that echoed the artistry of the original M.J., Magic Johnson. In fact, Jackson described Kidd's most subtle pass, a lefty no-looker to Jeff McInnis on a fast break, as "Magic Johnson reincarnated ... absolutely phenomenal ... mind-boggling."

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/dailydime?page=dailydime-051128
 

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Kobe is not JORDAN.... :biggrin:
 

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NetIncome said:
He is the closest thing the NBA has to MJ right now. When MJ was Kobe's age, he didn't even have one ring.


I would say lebron is the closest to Mj so far :banana:
 

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NetIncome said:
He is the closest thing the NBA has to MJ right now. When MJ was Kobe's age, he didn't even have one ring.
According to basketball-reference.com, Kobe's game at age 26 is most similar to Latrell Sprewell's at 26. LOL...
 

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Kobe won those titles playing 2nd fiddle to Shaq.

Kobe has immitated Jordan in everything he does even down to the post game interviews. As talented as he is, he shouldn't have to immitate Jordan, he should create his own niche. In terms of career standing, Lebron's more closely resembles MJ's than does Kobe. Jordan put up big numbers early in his career, Lebron came in and did the same. The great thing MJ had was making his teammates better and Kobe just doesn't have that....right now. Who knows if he ever will. I look at Odom and he's playing some of his worst ball of his career.
 

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Kidd Karma said:
Kobe won those titles playing 2nd fiddle to Shaq.

Kobe has immitated Jordan in everything he does even down to the post game interviews. As talented as he is, he shouldn't have to immitate Jordan, he should create his own niche. In terms of career standing, Lebron's more closely resembles MJ's than does Kobe. Jordan put up big numbers early in his career, Lebron came in and did the same. The great thing MJ had was making his teammates better and Kobe just doesn't have that....right now. Who knows if he ever will. I look at Odom and he's playing some of his worst ball of his career.
Lets also be honest. Odom's in a new system and he's no Scottie Pippen either.

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