Power Ranking Kobe Bryant and the Careers of the "Next Jordans"

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Power Ranking Kobe Bryant and the Careers of the
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Every so often a player comes around that is such a total package in terms of athleticism and basketball skills that the comparisons to Michael Jordan inevitably creep up.

It is completely unwarranted, and nobody will ever live up to the legend that is Michael Jordan, but the comparisons happen all the time, putting all kinds of pressure on the guy that is supposedly next in line to Michael Jordan.

In honor of the eight-year anniversary of Michael Jordan's final retirement (I felt I had to do it in honor of something), I'll rank for you, from top to bottom, the careers of the "next Jordans."

With each player I have included a quote from Space Jam that will sum up their careers, because who doesn't immediately think of Space Jam whenever they hear the name Michael Jordan?

By the way, if they were to make a version of this movie today, instead of using Muggsy Bogues, Larry Johnson, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley and Shawn Bradley, they would probably go for Nate Robinson, Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire, Dirk Nowitzki and as the out of nowhere center they would take JaVale McGee, with Dwyane Wade taking MJ's part.

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