Sometimes your greatest strength is also your greatest weakness. One of the reasons Kobe is one of the greatest NBA players of all time is his no one in the world is better than me attitude. It has been well documented how that has been a hinderance at times.
Phil Jackson said a lot about Kobe is his new book, about how he compared to Jordan and how the rape accusation affected their relationship. Phil set up a meeting between Young Kobe and Michael Jordan. Here is what happened.
‘Kobe was hell-bent on surpassing Jordan as the greatest player in the game. His obsession with Michael was striking,’ Jackson said. ‘When we played in Chicago that season, I orchestrated a meeting between the two stars, thinking that Michael might help shift Kobe’s attitude toward selfless teamwork. After they shook hands, the first words out of Kobe’s mouth were, ‘You know I can kick your ass one on one.’”
Hate him or love him, that’s the Bean we all know.