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The great debate: Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan

Like many young basketball prospects, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant came into the NBA heralded as the next Michael Jordan, the Chicago Bulls superstar many consider the best to have played the game. After a similar number of seasons, here’s a statistical breakdown of how Bryant compares with Jordan:

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Sources: Times reporting, NBA
Graphics reporting by Brady MacDonald and Houston Mitchell; interactivity by Lorena Iñiguez Elebee; edited by Les Dunseith and Tim Trepany


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