kobe better than jordan in their primes? Never.
Mj shot mostly over 50% from the field and averaged 32 ppg during his 13 years of prime. How long was kobes prime? In my opinion his prime was from 2003 - 2010, so 7 years plus the 2013 season where he played reall ly well.
MJ was also better in playing defense as well.
And in high age, 38-40 year old MJ was among the best 20 nba players shooting 45% in his last season. Where is kobe at 37? Shooting 32% no drive for any dunks at all and forcing 3pters too much.
Those who claim MJ was not so great than kobe seem to ignore the years 1985-1993.
And i consider magic Johnson as the greatest Laker ever played. His basketball IQ and skill to get his teammates involved and still able to carry a team is unique.
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