I’d also argue the Celtics teams Kobe lost to in 2008 and defeated in 2010 were better than any of the clubs Jordan defeated in the Finals.
But that’s the only thing I’m giving Kobe over Jordan. He’s not Jordan’s equal, and I don’t think he ever can be, let alone overtake him as the G.O.A.T. Michael averaged 33.6 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists on 48 percent shooting while never losing a Finals series.
He dominated every Finals he played in ways Kobe has not come close to doing.
I appreciate this call to reality. Kobe may be the greatest Laker of all-time, but will never be on MJ’s level…no one may ever be.