Bucher Buzz: Kobe's Days of Trying to 'Be Like Mike' Are over

B/R Video@@bleacherreportB/R VideoDecember 2, 2015

From the moment Kobe Bryant entered the NBA, he seemingly tried to mimic Michael Jordan in every way, from his on-court dominance to his off-court swagger. Yet Kobe now appears much more comfortable in the twilight stages of his career than MJ ever did.

How did the final stages of Jordan's career affect Kobe's decision to walk away?

Watch as Bleacher Report NBA Analyst Ric Bucher discusses Kobe in the video above.

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