Kobe Bryant isn't Michael Jordan; he just plays like him—sometimes, exactly like him.
In a sequel to a previous video posted that you can watch here, we once again see how strikingly similar Bryant's game is to MJ's.
Similar might even be the wrong word. The particular plays we see above are identical, and it's frightening. Really, it is.
Jordan once deemed Bryant as the only player who deserved to be compared to him, and it's not hard to see why. These aren't just moves that have a simple likeness; they're the exact same ones, from the same spots of the floor no less.
Jump shots, dunks, pull-ups, fadeaways—they all look exactly the same. Because they are the same.
There's no way Bryant's game isn't partially modeled after Jordan's.
He was heralded as the next MJ, the two played the same position and His Airness was perhaps the greatest player in NBA history.
Surely, that resonates with Bryant.
Surely, in the past Bryant made it a point to learn from Jordan, even if Bryant doesn't intentionally mimic him anymore.
Not that we should call Bryant a one-off of Jordan, nor are we here to break down their careers and debate who is better. The video evidence just is what it is.
Is one better than the other? Decide for yourself, but in instances such as these, it can be difficult to decipher much of anything.
Seeing how each of them carried themselves on the court and what they did to score can often feel like gazing upon one player, the same player.
They aren't the same player, though. But they're not different either, and that's no coincidence. All one needs to do is watch the tape to find that out.