Michael Jordan And Kobe Jord The Best Basketball Player

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Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are often referred to as the best NBA players in their respective era. Both Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan have had amazing careers (Kobe still plays for the Los Angeles Lakers), but only one of them is the better basketball player. This comparison is one that will be made for years to come because of a multitude of reasons, mainly because they are the two best shooting guards to ever play in the NBA. To be the better basketball player an individual must show how they are better in the regular season and in the playoffs. Michael Jordan is a better basketball player than Kobe Bryant.
Michael Jordan is one of the best regular season performers ever to play. While playing in the NBA, Jordan played 15 seasons. He
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He has won six NBA championships and six Finals MVP awards. In the 1986 playoffs, Jordan averaged 43 points per game. The lowest points per game Jordan averaged in the playoffs were 29 points. In the playoffs, Jordan averaged 33 points per game which is the highest of all time. He has scored 5,987 total points in 179 games which is the most of all time. He has had eight playoff games where he has scored 50 or more points. Jordan has made six game winning shots in the playoffs, two of which were in the finals. Like all championship teams, the Bulls had to have other players contribute to the team’s success. Although Jordan mad a huge impact on the Bulls’ championship runs, he had a lot of help from his teammates and coach. Jordan played aside and won championships with Hall Of Famers Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman. He also played with three point champion Steve Kerr. Jordan was coached by Phil Jackson, who has won 11 championships as a coach, all six years the Bulls won the …show more content…
Bryant is still an active player for the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant is currently playing in his 19th season with the Lakers. A brief listing of his top regular season accomplishments include 16-time NBA All-star, 4-time NBA All-star MVP, 11-time All-NBA first team, 9-time NBA All-defensive team, NBA All-Rookie team, 2-time scoring champion, and MVP award. Bryant is averaging 26 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 1.5 steals per game in his career so far. His 26 points per game is eleventh all time. In the 2005-2006 season, Bryant had his best scoring season averaging 35 points per game which is eighth highest all time behind only Rick Barry, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain. In Bryant’s best overall season, so far, he averaged 30 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. The Lakers best season with Kobe Bryant was in the 1999-2000 season with a record of 67-15. Bryant averaged 21 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists that year. Although Bryant has had and is still having an outstanding career, he has been plagued with injuries in the last two years. He only played a total of 6 games in 2013. Like Jordan, Bryant was also coached by the great Phil Jackson. Jackson coached the Lakers for 11 years and made the playoffs all 11 years he coached

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