May 14, 2010 BY Aaron Kr.
It seems like since his first day in the NBA, Kobe Bryant has been accused of wanting to “Be Like Mike” a little too much, but who doesn’t? There’s nothing wrong with wishing to emulate the greatest of all time, but at times, it seems as if Kobe’s desires to do so have not always been very subtle. Kobe may be catching up to Jordan in rings, but most NBA fans aren’t quite ready to put them on the same level of greatness just yet. While it’s an honor to even be brought up in the same sentence as Michael Jordan, many of Kobe’s detractors have long been pointing out just how far Kobe goes to try to mimic his Airness. This collection of photos helps to point out some undeniable similarities in the aesthetics of both Michael and Kobe’s games. Some things like driving to the hoop or shooting a jumper are pretty standard, but it’s still eerie to see just how spot on some of the comparisons are. It’s pretty safe to say that there will never be another Michael Jordan, but it seems Kobe has been doing a pretty good job of recreating some of his b-ball attributes on the court. Keep reading for a side by side look at KB doing his best MJ over the years. Via tom.com.