How do Kobe and MJ compare?

From basketball courts to NBA studios and even barber shops, fans and analysts have compared Kobe Bryant's game to that of Michael Jordan's. And now the one guy who knows them the best, Phil Jackson, is weighing in on the debate in his new book "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success" by saying Jordan was a better leader and defender, and was more likely to let his offensive game come to him. Of those comparisons, Kobe said apples to oranges. Is it fair to compare Kobe to Jordan? Whom do you feel was the better leader, shooter and defender? How many championships would MJ and Kobe have won if they switched teammates?

  • Is it fair to compare Kobe Bryant to Michael Jordan?

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  • Who was the better on-the-court leader?

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      90%

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  • Who was the better shooter?

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  • Who was the better defender?

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  • Would Michael Jordan still be considered the greatest player of all time if he had played with Shaquille O'Neal instead of Scottie Pippen?

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      80%
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  • How many of Michael Jordan's six titles would he have still won with Shaquille ONeal instead of Scott Pippen?

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  • How many titles would Kobe Bryant have won if he had played with Scottie Pippen instead of Shaquille ONeal?

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  • Will you read Phil Jackson's book "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success?"

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