They've also both had five 60+ point games if I'm not mistaken. Kobe did not have more like you tried to say earlier. Only, 1 of MJ's came in the playoffs. Kobe definitely never pulled that off. Having 10 scoring titles to Kobe's 2 and being the #1 regular season and playoff PPG scorer where Kobe doesn't fall in the top 5 simply destroy Kobe's argument of it being close.
Of 50-59 point games, Jordan has 34 of those (including 7 in the playoffs and the #1, #5 and #8 in terms of efficiency). Kobe has done it 20 times, once in the playoffs, and his best efficiency game of the group ranks #12. Kobe has 7 of the 15 worst, and 10 of the 25 worst (%) 50 point games since 1986. Jordan has only 1 in the bottom 25.
This chart lays it out clearly: http://www.totalprosports.com/2012/0...s-infographic/
It's not "hatred" or bias Kobe homers, it's just simply not close. He has no argument over Jordan when it comes to scoring in volume or efficiency.
jordan was more efficient i dont know how this can be debated really. and im a huge kobe fan.
Jordan averaged 22.9 FGA per game. Kobe still only averages 19.6 FGA per game.
Jordan has still taken 1,727 more shots than Kobe Bryant, despite the fact that Kobe has played in 108 more regular season games. Jordan is quite easily better at shooting it a lot.
it's player-hating for the high IQ.
Jordan had 55 points in the 1993 NBA finals, game 4 i think. also 56 vs the Heat in the 1992 first round. 55 in the first round in 97. 55 vs cleveland in the 88 playoffs.
he's went 50+ 8 times in the playoffs. Kobe just 1 time (& that was in overtime, a garbage time bunch of 3s that didn't matter at the end got him there cause they were down so much, garabge time 50 in OT? weak weak weak, & against PHX defense, lol) save it for the wuss defenses Kobe, nobody will notice
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Jordan put up great scoring numbers, but he didn't always look for his own shot on every possession like Kobe. Jordan did so many other things on offense including scoring that made him so great, not to mention his defense as well. I think its gotta be Michael over Kobe, but Kobe is one of the best pure scorers in NBA history.
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Jordan, this isn't close at all.. I mean I watch jordan play (im 21) I was amazed how easy he made it look.. against a very aggressive defense. He took easy shots.. compared to kobe who'll just jack up a 3 and pray it goes in. Jordan is by far greater than kobe.. I think the comparison com from kobe cloning jordans game
Michael is more efficient, but he also got more bail out calls (Kobe gets bail out calls, just not as much as the GOAT), so the shots that he missed, majority of the time he got the calls, and that statistical "field goal" attempt was waved away from the box score and you simply add 2 more "FTAs" to the box score. When Kobe misses jump shots and is fouled, he hasn't received the calls on a regular basis compared to Michael.
Kobe has the better range, way better 3 pt shooter and more deadly from beyond the arch (the guy is tied for most 3 pt makes in a game), and makes more contested shots right in his face with players literally in his grill than Michael ever did.
Michael was better at creating separation between himself and the defender and he drove more to the rim as he had more of his legs and less knee injuries compared to Kobe, who at times has to settle for jumpshots when fatigue or injuries have set in. So you can make the argument that Michael gets more FTs simply by driving to the whole.
So all in all, I will say that Michael is the better scorer, but Kobe has the better and more diverse arsenal with better range and the better ability and take and make tougher shots with guys in his grill.
Michael gets the edge, Kobe right behind him.
Respect to both.
two all time greats we will never see someone quite like them
Michael Jordan was a better scorer than Kobe Bryant.
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Then factor in the fact that Kobe's efficiency is average, and you have yourself a much less valuable scorer.
There's really no point of this discussion even continuing though, tredigs ended it with his post.
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Its hard to say its very close. Mj got more respect from the refs. Mj was more athletic and had bigger hands. Kobe can score in many different ways. Mj never played with a force like Shaq and Kobe never had a wing man like Pippen but Kobe proved he could have avg 35ppg in his younger days. Its very close man. Its like asking who was the better center Wilt or Kareem.