Ever since he came into the league at 19, Kobe Bryant has been compared to Michael Jordan.
Every shot. Every game. Every championship.
How does Kobe compare to the Greatest of All Time? That’s what everyone wants to know – even if there will never truly be a definitive answer.
Trailing MJ by just 72 points, Bryant is set to pass Jordan on the NBA all-time scoring list to move into the 3rd slot behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.
In celebration of Kobe’s soon to be monumental accomplishment, here’s a look back at the relationship between Bryant and Jordan, dating all the way back to the first time they faced each other in 1997.