Although people talking about their dads like that requires me, by moral code, to hit them with the nearest blunt object I can find, I have to agree with the smaller MJ. Kobe can’t touch Michael statistically, but better numbers don’t make someone the better player, championships do. Michael owns six titles and six Finals MVPs. Kobe has five titles, but only two Finals MVPs, the other three were given to Shaq. Michael was also undefeated in the NBA Finals, while Kobe lost in the ’04 and ’08 Finals to Detroit and Boston.
Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of the modern era. Too bad he’s kind of an asshole. The guy who beat you out for a spot on the varsity high school team shouldn’t be invited to your Hall of Fame speech. He knows you’re a basketball superstar. You should realize he’s having trouble paying his taxes, his kids hate him, and his wife’s gaining weight faster than Pablo Escobar. The Hall of Fame speech is after the jump, if you like hearing people talk about how much better they are than everyone else.