It’s no secret that Kobe Bryant considered Michael Jordan to be one of his biggest idols. The Los Angeles Lakers legend followed in MJ’s footsteps throughout his career, and no matter how much he tried to hide it, it was clear that Kobe wanted to emulate the great Michael Jordan.
While others may have shied away from being dubbed as the next Michael Jordan, it was quite the opposite for Kobe. He knew he had what it took to be the very best and Kobe put in the work to achieve his dream.
RARE: 19-year old Kobe Bryant speaks about comparisons to Michael Jordan and talks trash in Italian, in this recently surfaced footage from his appearance on @MagicJohnson's talk show 'THE MAGIC HOUR' from 1998. pic.twitter.com/ZN4g3ZnTgd
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