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Both Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant possess amazing offensive repertoires.
Like Jordan, Bryant has displayed a great mid-range game, post-game and the ability to get to the rim over his career.
What sets Jordan apart from Bryant, however, is his efficiency.
Jordan shot 49.7 percent from the field during his career, while Bryant has shot 45.3 percent from the field thus far.
Furthermore, Bryant has never shot 50 percent from the field, while Jordan did it six times in his career.
In addition to being more efficient, Jordan scored more than Bryant, too, considering he played in fewer seasons than Bryant has.
Jordan averaged 28.3 points per game per 36 min and won 10 scoring titles.
Bryant has averaged 25.0 points per game per 36 min and has won two scoring titles.
Additionally, while Bryant scored 81 points in a game, one the greatest scoring accomplishment in NBA history, Jordan scored 40-plus 211 times and 50-plus 39 times, compared to Bryant’s 122 40-plus point games and 25 50-plus point games.
While Bryant is a better three-point shooter than Jordan was, it is clear that Jordan has the upper hand in the several other categories related to scoring.
And, when one takes into account that Jordan played in an era where dirty defense was often allowed (and Jordan Rules were in place), his offensive abilities garner even more respect.