It doesn't seem all that long ago that a teenage Kobe Bryant assumed the role as the "Next Michael." But 19 seasons later, the once phenom is within striking distance of Jordan on the all-time scoring list.
Kobe and Michael, despite relatively little overlap, are inextricably linked. There are always the questions of titles won, ability to score, shooting prowess and more.
Given that Kobe will likely pass Michael in scoring, B/R's Ric Bucher gives his take on which of the two NBA legends was the better scorer and who he'd want with the last shot.