As Kobe Bryant approaches third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, the talk of him passing Michael Jordan continues. Before the Los Angeles Lakers hopped on a plane to San Antonio Thursday afternoon, Bryant once again addressed what he believes to be the similarities and differences between himself and Michael Jordan.
“I think we’re both cursed with the obsession of trying to be the best that we can. It’s a blessing and a curse at the same time.”
“That I’ve had to be a point guard and shooting guard. I say all the time that I was always very jealous of him having Scottie Pippen. It’s much more frustrating for a natural scorer to try to wear both hats. I think in our game, in our development, I’ve had to play more of a point guard role, particularly in those first three championships with Shaq, which just isn’t a natural thing for me.”
In our video above, Bryant talks about how honored he feels to be in the position he’s in, though he says it was never a goal that he set out to accomplish. Bryant also says that “probably the coolest thing” for him is playing for a team that was his favorite growing up.
Bryant also discussed Michael Jordan after the Lakers game against the Sacramento Kings, for that see our video below.