Thursday, July 11, 2013

Michael Jordan Always Better Than Kobe ... and Everyone Else

With the exit of Dwight Howard from the LA Lakers, it also appears to be the last chance for Kobe Bryant to equal the career titles of the man he's always been compared to - and aspired to be (or surpass). That's the analysis from YahooContributor Lucas Bowen in a great analysis for YahooSports. The reality of Kobe's career is that he never secured a title - or even a playoff berth - without a premier big man in the lane, one who was clearing the way for his outside game. Michael Jordan dominated like no other player ever has or will, and he did it with the likes of Bill Cartwright and Luc Longley. It's simply not a reasonable comparison, Bowen writes, and perhaps the exit of Howard from LA can also clear the way for the exit of Kobe and the end of this tiresome discussion. Michael Jordan will always be the greatest basketball player ever.  And, don't even get me started on Lebron James because in that case, there's only one argument to be made:

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