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Kobe On Phil Jackson’s Jordan Comparison: It’s “Apples To Oranges”

by Glenn Erby | Posted on Saturday, May 18th, 2013
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As we’ve been reporting, Phil Jackson has a new memoir coming out, and in it, he gets in-depth with his Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant comparison. 

Jordan was also more naturally inclined to let the game come to him and not overplay his hand, whereas Kobe tends to force the action, especially when the game isn’t going his way. When his shot is off, Kobe will pound away relentlessly until his luck turns. Michael, on the other hand, would shift his attention to defense or passing or setting screens to help the team win the game.”

“Michael was more charismatic and gregarious than Kobe. He loved hanging out with his teammates and security guards, playing cards, smoking cigars, and joking around,” Jackson said in the book, which was obtained in advance by The Times.

“Kobe is different. He was reserved as a teenager, in part because he was younger than the other players and hadn’t developed strong social skills in college. When Kobe first joined the Lakers, he avoided fraternizing with his teammates. But his inclination to keep to himself shifted as he grew older. Increasingly, Kobe put more energy into getting to know the other players, especially when the team was on the road.”

Bryant of course is the Black Mamba, and definitely wasn’t going to sit by and let Jackson or anyone else take shot at him.  Kobe responded as only he can.

Calling the comparison Apples2Oranges, and then took his own shot at Jordan and others by asking how they would react to playing with Shaquille O’Neal.

Jackson’s comparison downgrade the talent of Scottie Pippen, and is probably the reason Pippen reacts with such disdain for Jordan now at times.

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  1. nba is fixed says:

    Everything about Jordan is better than Kobe. Even Jordan’s shoes are better than Kobe’s shoes. I live in Los Angeles and more people wear Jordan’s than Kobe’s. Also more people wear Lebron’s than Mamba’s. The son of Jelly Bean needs to face the fact that he is silver and Jordan is gold! Six to five, Jordan wins!

  2. Dick says:

    I hate niggers

    • David says:

      You probably hate your moms and the man you thought was your uncle who’s really your father. ASSHOLE

    • WILL says:

      IF YOU KNEW THAT THE N WORD CAME FROM YOUR MOTHER MOUTH AND YOU FOUND OUT THAT SHE IS ONE THEN WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ASS HOLE? TRY USEING THE LOVE WORD MORE THEN THE N WORD,YOU JUST MIGHT MAKE IT TO HEAVEN.WHAT A REAL ASS HOLE YOU ARE.ASK YOUR MOTHER WHO YOUR DADDY IS AND SHE WILL TELL YOU IT’S A BLACK MAN. NOW HATE YOURSELF.

    • 1CarolinaFan says:

      C’mon…Do I detect a lot of self hate? An article about two black men who are considered the best in their field conjured up the “n-word”. What a loser! I bet your children are so proud of you.

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