Nuggets Coach calls Kobe “the Michael Jordan of his era”

Nuggets Coach, George Karl, has been the beneficiary of many negative feelings from Lakers fans. These negative feelings stem from his days as an NBA broadcaster and some statesments made during his coaching tenure in which he was labeled a “Kobe hater.”

Some of those feelings should be changing right about now.

While being interviewed following last nights game, Karl had this to say about 24: “He’s a top-5, top-10 player in all-time. He’s established himself of the Michael Jordan of this era. His excellence and championship mentality is pretty obvious almost every night he plays, and I think that’s what fans want to see.”

This among other recent statements should finally get the hater monkey off George Karl’s back. The man has a tremendous amount of respect for Kobe Bryant’s game; something that coincidentally may or may not have to do with his son, Coby (also coincidental?), who was a short-stint Laker. Whatever it may be, it’s good to put one negative notion to rest.

By the way, George Karl’s daughter thinks Kobe Bryant is better than the Denver Nuggets.

Kam Pashai is a co-founder and creative director for LakerNation.com.
  • http://therealkobebryant24.com kb24

    Right on point. He is the michael jordan of this era

  • laffs atu!

    He should know, he face Michael Jordan in the 1996 NBA Finals with his Sonics and lost to him.

  • daboss1848

    “short-stink Laker”? or stint?

    • http://thelakersnation.com Kam Pashai

      Fair to say both apply.

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  • Robert.

    Kudos to Karl. But after Kobe retires, we will be saying that Michael Jordan is the “Kobe Bryant of HIS era”.

  • razz

    hahaha… Robert that’s funny

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    thats a FUCKING INSULT TO THE N.B.A …SICK.

    • Showtime4eva

      Lebra is an insult to the N.B.A in so many more ways than anyone ever was. Go cry somewhere else. Or better yet go sit on a toilet say your last words an blow that shit you call a brain,outta your ass…. Don’t forget to leave a note telling someone to flush.

    • LakersFirst

      Youngest player to 26,000 points, not to mention 5 NBA championships, 2 NBA Finals MVPs – Numbers don’t lie

    • laffs atu!

      You’re an insult to this web site dumb ass laffs atu!……keepin it retarded, just like laffs atu

  • Trem

    There’s no doubt about it Kobe’s passion to win and drive to be the best is similar to Jordan’s. 5 ships and counting!

  • Robert.

    As an ‘anecdotal aside’, LeB is no longer in the “Jordan” discussion.
    .
    Now, coaches and players are coming around to admitting that Kobe is the greatest (the Glove, Alvin Gentry, George Karl, etc.) to the public/media.
    .
    Speaking of the media, they also seem to be crying that their dream team (heat) is not exactly working out the way they expected. They are still ignoring the Lakers (their ‘catch phrase’ yesterday was actually, “will the Lakers lose their first game?” rather than “will the Lakers go 9-0?”. Pathetic.
    .
    Listen the the coaches/players … THEY know best.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    thats like saying kanye is equal to michael jackson……..don`tthink so …..SO HOW MANY SHOTS HAS BRYANT MISSED?HOW MANY DID JORDAN MISS?

    • No Mames

      I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
      Michael Jordan

  • Leo

    I think Coach Carl is right on…I also have a lot of respect for him. Battled cancer and went straight back into coaching. His history as a coach is also excellent.

  • jamestown,miami

    He said jesus couldnt guard kobe a few years ago so this article is pretty outdated

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    jordan never raped anyone ,can the kobe punk-ass say that?

    • showtime4eva

      rape? thats pretty serious! people who rape are in jail.Kobe is not in jail.better bring proof with that accusation. he’s the best player of all time,and that’s why you don’t like him.your talking out of your ass again.

  • SD Anthony

    The level of decorumn and intellegence on these boards is pretty shabby in too many pockets. Why don’t the moderators clean some of these folks out? It would lend a hand to those of us who try to treat each other decently, regardless of what team we root for.

  • Trem

    I agree with Anthony.

  • nelly13b

    +1 @Anthony. And someone educate me since I’m still kinda new here. Is there 2 different laff atu?

    • Showtime4eva

      Yes there are more than one laffs. But only one of them is a loser.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    the one dating your mom?

  • http://57.amklac/ laffs atu

    actually, nvm, im gay, i cant be dating ur mom

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