One of the greatest one on one players of all time says Kobe is this generations Michael Jordan http://instagram.com/p/qsXzkAwMCF/?modal=true
I like that even though the media hates Kobe, the actual players all respect him and know how damn good he is. A few other recent examples being Ed Davis saying real ball players know Kobe > LeBron, and Durant saying this
“He’s the greatest of all time,” said Durant. “His skill is second to none. Him and MJ are neck and neck as far as skill. You can put in athleticism and be the best passer and strongest and quickest. That’s why Kobe is the top two best ever in just having skill, footwork, shooting the three, shooting the pull up, posting up, dunking on guys, and ball handling. It’s flat out skill. Him and Jordan are 1 and 1A.”
Durant also downplayed his and his peers’ own accomplishments in light of Bryant’s career saying that “what guys are doing now is nothing compared to what he did. Me, Carmelo, LeBron, Paul George — what we’ve done out there in this league is nothing compared to what Kobe did.”
Not a lot of purpose to posting all this, but hey, somebody had to counterbalance all the LeBron love. Who will if we won't?