This is a great article; loved this part about Jordan and Kobe and what MJ told Kobe to do…

O.C. Register: Where: Nike sponsorship function. When: Summer, 2005. What: Kobe Bryant picking Jordan’s brain about Bryant’s impending move from guard to Jordan’s wing/small forward position in the triangle.

Jordan’s primary advice: “Go to the post a lot.”

Jordan wound up there often as time went by in Chicago. More and more, he appreciated it was the place to be in the triangle and a great spot from which to take care of business. But the real crux of it is that illegal-defense rules in his era enabled Jordan to dominate absolutely in isolation on the wing – an option the NBA’s legalized zones took away from Bryant.

So, Jordan told Bryant, it’s a different game than Jordan played – so Bryant had to embrace all that the post offered.

Bryant has done as he was told, integrating post play into his repertoire that very 2005-06 season, although this season without Gasol has seen him far more aggressively seize post position.

Continue reading ‘Jordan to Kobe: Go to the Post’

  • Robert

    Aha! From Jordan himself – Kobe is now playing in a ‘less favorable’ situation – the illegal defense zone has been lifted, and it is more difficult to score in the post. We should all recall this when deciding who is the greatest of all time.
    Pippen claims that it is easier to score now than before, but Jordan is actually suggesting the opposite. Recall that a lot of Kobe’s high scoring games were because he utilized many jump shots, which are much more difficult to make (especially those 3 pointers).
    Yes, MJ was one of the greatest players ever, and did help keep the NBA exciting through the 90s decade. But just on skill alone, and on many achievements, Kobe is a much better player. Now, all he needs is a couple more rings, and then all will be said and done.

  • Short Dog

    Kobe is Kobe and Jordan is Jordan.
    Kobe’s better no matter what.
    Kobe is still putting it down.
    Day in day out.
    Back2Back

    • smartkobe

      You never saw Jordan play.

      • FERN DOG

        A STUPIDKOBE OR OR I MEAN STUPID FAN YOUR NO LAKER FAN SORRY ASS FAN.HOW CAN YOU CALL YOURSELF A LAKERFAN WHEN YOUR NAME IS STUPIDKOBE.NOW YOU CALL YOURSELF SMARTKOBE FUCKEN RANKER GO SUCK JORDANS DICK BITCHBECAUSE KOBE IS AND GOING TO BE BETTER THAN JORDAN.SO FUCK OFF FAKE ASS LAKERFAN.

        • smartkobe

          Kobe is smart. He said don’t even compare Michael to me. Kobe knows Jordan was better and if you saw Jordan play you would think so to. On second thought you might be just enough of a dumbass to think otherwise. Class is over bitch bring on your brother for a little schooling.

          • FERN DOG

            FUCKYOU AND YOU MOMA.KOBE1

      • FERN DOG

        WHO CARES ABOUT JORDAN KOBE IS BETTER AND WILL KICK ASS THIS YEAR.SO FUCK YOU AND JORDAN.FAKE ASS LAKER FANYOUR JUST JORDANS LITTLE BITCH.

        • SmartKobe

          Listen to Kobe my bitches. He knows what its all about. Kobe is right.

          • Short Dog

            What a bitch. Putting on a new screen name. Back your shit up. Like I said Fuck you ho. Too embarassed to say your name was stupidKobe on the other thread. Sale out.

  • WifelovesLuke

    I watched Bird vs. Magic. I watched Jordan’s career and now I’m fortunate to watch Kobe. In my opinion, Jordan is the GOAT but if Kobe can match or do better in the number of rings, he’ll take over. Best Laker ever? Still belongs to Magic Johnson. The debate will continue for years to come, but to be able to say I saw greatness is really cool. Let’s hope Kobe can keep it going for another 4-5 years.

    1-2-3 Ring!!!

  • sep08

    Reply to Robert:
    I’m a huge kobe fan and he is my favorite player in the NBA, but to say that kobe is better than Jordan is ridiculous right now. Kobe’s achievements are great but not comparable to Jordan right now, Jordan had 6 championships, numerous MVP’s, and a defensive player of the year award. Kobe might be better than him offensively, but basketball is a high IQ game and I’ve seen both Kobe and Jordan play at their prime and I can say that Jordan was the smarter player. Kobe still has 4-6 years left in my opinion and might be able to match some of his achievements but right now Jordan is above kobe.
    Also a note on Pippens comment, it was harder to score back then, referees did not call manuls and 2 hand checking was allowed back then. I think the scorin averages from back then were lower as well.

    Kobe is great lets stop the comparisons and just enjoy his game

    • Kid Kaos 310

      You can’t discredit Kobe, or any active player for that matter, until he has officially retired from the sport. When Jordan won his first 2 rings, did everybody think he was the GOAT before mentioning Magic and Bird? It wasn’t until he retired from his second 3-peat that modern day basketball fans (those who consider the real birth of the NBA have started in the 80′s with Bird and Magic until today) hoisted MJ up as the GOAT.
      That being said, guys like Jerry West, Bill Russell, Bob Coozy, Wilt, Oscar Robertson and even Kareem are often overlooked in the great debate of GOAT.
      Personally, when it’s all said and done, there’s only one man who was able to win championships (back 2 back) by himself without a #2 guy, Hakeem the Dream Olajuwon, NBA fans recognize

      • kobe-wan kenobi

        totally agree with you kid
        HAKEEM THE DREAM did it by himself
        he is one of the most overlooked player ever
        nobody ever mention it
        oh well
        he is definitely on my top 5 as a fav player to watch

        about j west, tough to say he is goat when in your career you lose 9 finals and win only one…only when the celtics team changed…

  • Kid Kaos 310

    “Kobe-Jordan era”

    What a great article. MJ teaching Kobe how to become more effective in the triangle. This team might not be the most dominating team Phil Jackson has ever coached, but it will make a case for the most effective triangle offensive team in Phil’s coaching history.

    • kobe-wan kenobi

      the most dominating team of pjax is the bulls second 3 peat
      no doubts

      mj, pip, the best rebounder ever (rodman), one of the best shooter ever (kerr), one of the best 6th man ever, kukoc
      add another all star (if i recall properly he played the all star did he?) in ron harper…and thats it…
      tough to beat

  • oh god really

    This is one of the most, if not the most talented team Phil had. I would love to watch how MJ would tear up the league even more with Shaq with his side.
    On the other hand imagine Pipen with Kobe, not so exciting..

  • NBAmazingkb24

    Kobe IS the greatest player in his time
    Jordan WAS the greatest player in his time

    Although I dont know what this article has to do with
    Kobe vs. Jordan
    BUT
    Anything MJ did Kobe can do!
    Everything KB is doing MJ has done!
    Kobe is just amazing!! how he is willing to still learn the game. That makes him amazing.

    i want 3 peat.

  • http://lakers-edge.com/ dEDGE

    Kobe getting advice from his Airness or from Dream only shows you his dedication at trying to be the best that he can possibly be.

  • FERN DOG

    A STUPIDFAN FUCK JORDAN AND YOU .MEET MEAT 2130 S.SANTS FE AND LETS GET DOWN BITCH.FUCK YOU AND YOUR MOMA AND JORDAN AND WIFE LOVES LUKE.DO YOU SUCK JORDANS DICK.KOBE IS BY FAR THE BETTER PLAYER AND WHEN IT IS SET AND DONE KOBE WILL BE ON TOP.SHORTDOG WAS BUSY FUCKEN YOUR MOM WHEN YOU WHERE WATCHING JORDAN.THATS RIGHT BITCH WE ARE REAL LAKER FANS .

  • FERN DOG

    KOBE KNOWS HE WILL BE ON TOP WHEN IT IS SET AND DONE.KOBE1THATS RIGHT BITCH FUCK STUPID KOBE OR I MEAN STUPIDFAN GET THE FUCK OUT OF LAKERNATION.

  • FERN DOG

    KOBE YOU ARE THE BEST FUCK JORDAN YOU ARE BETTER.KOBE LETS GET A BACK TO BACK AND SOON BREAK JORDANS RECORD FOR CHAMPSHIPS.JORDAN 6 AND KOBE7CHAMPSHIPS.

    • SmartKobe

      Don’t call Kobe a liar Fern my bitch. You ain’t going to do that around here.

      • Short Dog

        Bitch you were stupidkobe and now smartkobe. What a bitch. Get off Jordans sack ho. Chinga tu madre Puta. I put my address on here so come down pussy. Fuck this computer shit. You want to talk shit come back it up.
        Yeah I’m a Laker but Fuck You ho.

        • smarkobe

          My two bitches crying again. I schooled you here i would school you on the blacktop and you wouldn’t stand a chance against me any other place. I bet you my short bitch are about 5’2 and Fern is probably 5’4. I would be spitting on you and you would think it is raining.

          • Short Dog

            Stupidkobe aka “I’ll change my name to smartkobe”
            Fuck you.
            Anytime-you know my address bitch. I’ll be at the new jersey game pussy. Be a man bitch.
            Back up your shit fagget.
            Lakers all the way. Fuck kobe haters

  • FERN DOG

    A STUPIDBITCH YOU DONT KNOW HOW TO PLAY BASKETBALL.YOUR MAYBE A FAGGET YOU SUCKS COCK.YOUR JUST A FAKE ASS LAKERFAN WHO DONT EVEN LIKE BASKETBALL.A STUPIDFAN ARE YOU SURE YOU KNOW HOW TO PLAY BASKETBALL BITCH.YOUR MAYBE NOT ASS TALL ASS MY DICK.YOUR JUST A PIMPLE THINKING YOUR A LAKERFAN.FUCKEN WORM.

    • Smartkobe

      Calm down my bitch. You would be a LOSER.

      • Short Dog

        You are a loser.
        Kobe hater.
        Fuck you sell out.
        I bet you think Kobe raped your sister on that rape trial.
        Fucken fagget.
        Tell everybody your real name “stupidkobe.
        Dam Celtic fan.

        • Short Dog

          Bitch even your lover lame ass jordan told Kobe to go to the post. Chinga tu madre leva. Fuck you, the bulls , jordan, celtics and your bitch mama fagget.
          cuando Quieras Vavosa.
          Lakers Only Fan AKA Short Perro!

          • Smartkobe

            My bitches Ferny and Shorty. Kobe is playing it smart. He goes into the post only when Bynum is out or Gasol is out. That is smart. If he didn’t i would call him stupid. Learn the game my bitches. And your address is not even legit. I checked it out. You bitches (dogs) are all bark and not bite. You wouldn’t stand a chance.

  • Short Dog

    “stupidkobe” my slut. bball or whatevere pussy. Anytime ho. Ask your bitch about me. She probably has heard of me. Fuck You laker hater.
    Don’t hate on Kobe you jealous bitch.

  • Short Dog

    What a lame. It is my address. I give you my word. What you do google it. Fucken nerd.

  • Short Dog

    Like I said. There’s an O.G. ride outside by the train tracks you joto.

  • Short Dog

    I’m not all that but I promise you will not go clean pussy.
    Are you tired of using stupidkobe name and now you are using your new name smartkobe. Ahh poor little bitch. Trying to clean up her act. Fuck you and your mama. Bitch I mean it. Fuck this computer shit fagget.

  • Smartkobe

    Hey my Short Bitch. What city? There are 3 under that address Bitch. I assume you meant Sante Fe not Sants F dumbass.

  • Short Dog

    Vista bitch. I’m outside 24-7 8 days 8 nights bitch. If you want some come get some Biiiiitch. Bring your bitch for after.
    Short Perro Bitch
    Brown Prizide fagget.
    Lakers #1

  • FERN DOG

    A STUPIDFAN YOUR JUST A LITTLE BITCH ON JORDANS BALLS.WHY DONT YOU GO AND SUCK JORDANS ASS HOLE.I BET YOU THAT WHEN I SEE YOU I WILL KNOCK YOUR ASS DOWN LIKE A LITTLE BITCH.GIVE ME YOUR ADDRESS SO I CAN KNOCK YOU THE FUCK OUT.TALKING ALL THAT SHIT FUCKEN LAME ASS FOOL.WHY DO YOU KEEP CHANGING YOUR NAME TO SMART KOBE.I GUESS YOUR NAME IS LITTLE BITCH.DAMM I NEVER MET A FAKE ASS FAN LIKE YOU CHANGING NAMES LIKE A LITTLE BITCH.FUCK OFF LAKERNATION WE DONT NEED FAKE ASS FANS.WE NEED TRUE FANS BITCH.

  • FERN DOG

    TO THAT LITTLE BITCH THAT CALLS HIMSELF STUPIDKOBE AND SMARTKOBE WHAT A LAME ASS LAKER FAN.CHANGING NAMES LIKE A BITCH.THIS FOOL CALLS HIMSELF A KOBE FAN AND HAS A NAME LIKE STUPIDKOBE.WHAT THE FUCK KIND OF FAN ARE YOU.TALKING SHIT ABOUT A PLAYER YOU ARE FANS OF.EVERYBOBY DO THINK THIS FOOL IS A KOBE FAN HAVING A NAME LIKE STUPIDKOBE.AND THEN HE CHANGES HIS NAME TO SMARTKOBE.DAMM THATS FUCKED UP YOU DONT BELONG IN LAKERNATION.LAKERNATION HIS FOOL ISNT A LAKER FAN FUCK HIM .

  • SmartKobe

    Shouldn’t you be out on a ledge somewhere? You are an embarrassing Laker Fan.

    • Short Dog

      “stpuidkobe” since you are always on my nuts why don’t you tell everybody how my dick tastes. Bitch.

  • b -ball is the be all to end all

    b cuz i don wan no shit ! im jus gon say dis ! the refs let kobe bitch ass get away wit tooooooooooooooo much shit

  • kobesuckmydick

    MJ THE BEST EVER 6 RINGS AS A MAIN MAN, KOBE GOT 2 AS A MAIN MAN AND 3 AS A SHAQ´S BITCH AND DONT FUCK WITH THE SAME STORY SHAQ WITHOUT KOBE AND SHIT, GET REAL LA FANS WITHOUT SHAQ NO RINGS FORGET THE 3 RINGS HE WAS THE MAN ACCEPT IT YOUR KOBE THANKS TO GASOL WIN THIS YEAR AFTER A PATHETIC 25% SHOOTING IN GAME 7 AGAINST THE AGING CELTS. WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF MJ AT HIS AGE AGAINST THE CELTS, VERY SIMPLE 60 OR MORE POINTS IN 6 GAMES EASILY AND TEAM UP WITH GASOL IN 4, THAT WAS A LEADER NOT YOUR CRYING BABY KOBE I WANNABE MJ PLEASE. NEVER EVER KOBE IF U WIN THIS 2010-2011 CHAMPIONSHIP YOUR NOT AND NEVER IN HIS AIRNESS LEVEL, HE WAS HE IS AND WILL BE THE BEST EVER AND MOSTLY NOT AN LA PLAYER, I KNOW THAT HURTS THATS WHY YOUR MAKING KOBE A SUPERSTAR, HE IS A STAR BUT NOT A SUPERSTAR, YOUR ONLY TRUE SUPERSTAR WAS MAGIC OR KAREEM BUT NOT KOBE. LBJ PLEASE JOIN WADE AND BOSH TO SEE THIS LA FANS SUFFERING THE NEXT YEARS TO COME AND SHUT THEIR MOUTHS.

    • lakershow2010

      lol..u mad

    • Showtime4eva

      Your a hater. Your wrong and you and mj know it every one knows it. Kobe is sooo past Jordan..

      • B Holland

        past Jordan? smh

        • SHOWTIME4EVA

          SHOULDN’T YOU BE WATCHING THE LECHOKE TRACKER INSTEAD OF BEING ON THIS SITE?

  • Mrsfreman43

    Really is it that serious 4 so much profanity? It is really a shame
    That we call ourselves adults but get bent all out of wack
    Because we don’t like a team or a person !!! Lakers fan since 1975… Have a Blessed day