Kobe Bryant may not be the best player in basketball anymore—even if he still believes he is, but his play, demeanor and competitiveness are all strikingly similar to the man we consider as the greatest of all time.
The fact is, Bryant has been compared to Michael Jordan ever since he first came into the league, and he will keep being compared to Jordan up until he retires.
Putting aside the two players' individual accolades, Bryant's style of play, attitude and passion for the game is the closest we've seen to Jordan's out of any other player that has succeeded him.
In fact, the Black Mamba has seemingly mimicked and perfected many of the moves that Jordan himself popularized during his own career. Some offensive moves and plays are so strikingly similar that there are a plethora of videos on the web that compare the resemblance between some of them.
Although Bryant is unquestionably similar to Jordan on and off the court, there are some parts of his game that are nowhere near the level of the greatest player ever. For one, Jordan's defense at his position is unmatched, while Bryant, despite being a capable defender himself, doesn't quite give his highest level of effort at that end of the court consistently.