So I got this comment on my vicious and correct post about Kobe a few days ago.
"Dude. You know absolutely nothing about real basketball. You're just finding excuses to hate on Kobe because you hate Kobe.
If Kobe takes a shot while being double-teamed and he misses, everyone brands him as a selfish player. "Why didn't he pass to an open Trevor Ariza?!" And if he makes it, people like you would still be crying, "What a horrible shot! Trevor was open; why didn't he pass? He's so selfish!"
It's your frame of mind to hate on the dude no matter what. Kobe is the best. Look at the level of shooting guards Michael Jordan played against. Name five guys of similar caliber as MJ that played a similar position as him while he played in his prime. Looking up names on Google? Still can't find those names, I bet. Now look at the caliber of players Kobe goes up against night in and night out. Almost every team in the NBA has a high scoring shooting guard now who are better and more physical. Kobe's better than MJ. Get over it."
Well allow me to retort.
Off the top of my head I've got Joe Dumars, Clyde Drexler, Sydney Moncrief(The 2nd Best perimeter defender of all time after MJ) Dennis Johnson(probably 3rd best) Reggie Miller, The Boston Strangler Andrew Toney, Byron Scott, An injury free Ron Harper, Derek Harper in Dallas, Kiki Vandwheghe in Denver(who once scored 56 points in a game). And that's just shooting guards. You add in that Jordan played and dominated the unquestionable golden era of NBA hoops, by winning the MVP, All Star game MVP, scoring title, and defensive player of the year in 87-88 while Bird, Magic, Isiah, Wilkins, Olajuwon, Ewing, were all in or near their primes, and I think the case for Kobe playing in a more difficult era evaporates.
I will now be writing and posting a definitive article on why MJ is a gazillion times better with Kobe. Hint it will start with the fact that MJ was never blown out in a deciding FINALS game by 39 pts. Especially not by a team led by such front runners as Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. Also included in there will be the idea that MJ was 6-0 in finals appearences while Kobe is 3-2.
Don't worry the storm is coming moron.