Just to play advocate with you Harry as it seems we always seem to do...
Kobe has a better jump shot then Jordan.
Zone wasn't allowed in Jordan's era, Kobe averaged 35ppg against a zone and better defensive schemes than Jordan ever faced in the era he was in. Back in that era you legitimately had to double team or it was illegal, this allowed Jordan to set up those teammates and Kobe drew more defensive attention than anyone not named Wilt, and Shaq. While in Jordan's era in the 1980s and early 1990s the TOP defensive squads regularly surrendered upwards of 100 points per game because of the schemes and rules about defense.
Kobe faced better defensive schemes than Jordan ever did and was even more feared than he was in them. Like I said, not since Wilt nor Shaq has anyone ever demanded such defensive attention as Kobe, and in the era he came up in and the defenses schemed for it the fact he could get a shot whenever he wanted on THOSE defensive schemes is even more mind blowing then watching Jordan do it in his day when you consider the defenses they both played against.
Not to mention despite this Kobe I believe has more assists in his career than Jordan I believe.
The reality is if Kobe remains healthy the only numbers Jordan will have over Kobe will be steals and blocks, but Kobe will eclipse him in points(playoff and season), rebounds and assists.
Kobe knows this, that's why he wants that 6th ring.
Because if Kobe finishes his career with 6 rings,more points(season and playoffs), rebounds, assists than Jordan...
That makes the debate that much more interesting. Jordan will be known as the better defender though. But if Kobe surpasses him in every other category and ties him in rings...then the debate goes from Kobe being "knocking on the door" to Kobe "unlocking it and living inside the house"
But then it will just be argued that Jordan accomplished all he did in a shorter time than Kobe did. They'll argue Jordan was more efficient and shot less than Kobe did to achieve his stats. And it would be a valid argument.