This may be the most difficult match-up to determine especially as Kobe seeks to match and even surpass Michael in the number of rings.
Since he came into the league a gangly kid with no college experience just ridiculous basketball skills honed in Europe while his dad played ball there, Kobe has been compared to Michael. That's pretty amazing being compared to the best.
But, he has lived up to every ounce of expectation and more.
This would be a match of the two best tongue-waggers the game has ever seen. Each can take over a game either defensively or offensively and turn everyone on the court into jaw-dropping onlookers.
Imagine the TV ratings of such a match-up!
Kobe is considered the best finisher in the game today with a superman like jump shot that always seem to go in.
Michael's range of talents surpassed any before him as he possess complete control of his body whether launching himself from the free throw line for a massive dunk or taking an off-balance jump shot at the buzzer.
Both Michael and Kobe turned themselves into team players, but both are individual stylists who always want the ball in their hands with the game on the line.
This contest has been debated by the best in the business, by players who played against both and even a coach who mentored both.
But, finally the ball would be in...Michael's hands with the final point to be made and both would sky high above the rim, Kobe contesting and Michael dunking with the final point going to the Bull who single-handedly resurrected the game.