Well before the useless comparisons between Michael Jordan and LeBron James — seriously, they have almost nothing in common aside from being really good at basketball — there were much more valid comparisons of Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
Unlike Jordan and James, Jordan and Bryant played the same position, were roughly the same size and had similar playing styles. They also have nearly the same number of championships, with six and five, respectively, whereas James is still a good deal behind both in the rings department.
In other words, good luck finding a cut-up of video footage featuring Jordan and James executing eerily similar moves. Once again, though, YouTube user Youssef Hannoun has done just that with plays from Jordan and Bryant’s illustrious careers. Although Part II, like Part I, takes some liberties — OMG! Bryant and Jordan both walked up the court at one time or another in their lives! — many of the similarities are striking. Bryant is a student of the game and has patterned aspects of his game on Jordan’s, but a few of the mannerisms are so alike, it’s spooky.
Check out the second edition of the highlights below.
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