Kobe, not Kawhi Leonard, is the closest thing to Michael Jordan — Shannon Sharpe | NBA | UNDISPUTED

  • Published: 29 May 2019
  • Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe discuss Doc Rivers' recent remarks calling Kawhi Leonard the closest thing to Michael Jordan. Hear why they both disagree and Shannon breaks down why Kobe Bryant will probably be the only one who is like MJ.

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    Kobe, Kawhi or LeBron — Who is the closest to Michael Jordan?

    • Matthew Kruger
      Matthew Kruger  1 weeks back

      There will only be one second coming of Mike and thats Kobe. Michael is even quoted saying the only person who could challenge him in his prime is Kobe Bryant. Simple.

    • ReGin'ALi YoNaH
      ReGin'ALi YoNaH  1 months back

      Not LeBron

    • ebrahiem fataar
      ebrahiem fataar  1 months back


    • Layla Engram
      Layla Engram  2 months back

      Not even close#the black mamba

    • chito xyz
      chito xyz  2 months back

      @Proud American there is no discussion as far as I'm concerned. It is not even close. KOBE hands down.

  • Reality Check
    Reality Check  2 days back

    He's only defending Kobe because LeBron's not the topic we all know Kobe is better than LeBron but you know oshay won't admit it

    • Evan Solomon
      Evan Solomon  3 weeks back

      Kawhi is the best basketball player ever... named Kawhi.

      • khen Legaspi
        khen Legaspi  4 weeks back

        Finally shannon!!! Respect to KOBE!!

        • Joseph Campbell
          Joseph Campbell  4 weeks back

          Shannon finally showed Kobe some love and Doc only said that to recruit kawhi to the clippers and it worked lol

          • RedLyfe Woop
            RedLyfe Woop  1 months back

            Kobe was klosest to MJ, bt I feel when he went to #24 he became his own man,

            • ReGin'ALi YoNaH
              ReGin'ALi YoNaH  1 months back

              Clearly Doc was speaking on the mental aspect of the game. Ever sense Leonard's been in the league he has been a serious all about business type of player with ice water running thru his veins. And to take a team like Toronto to the championship.

              • 88smjls
                88smjls  1 months back

                Shannon is just pushing the narrative, Kobe way overrated on defense he was. Kawhi is efficient shooting 50% playing all time great defense like Jordan. Kobe shot 45% and was a volume shot jacker.

                • Zx Mr Mayhem xZ
                  Zx Mr Mayhem xZ  2 months back

                  Is the planets aligned right? Shannon giving Kobe credit, okay....

                  • SWiFT xONE
                    SWiFT xONE  2 months back

                    I swear skips humming get on my nerves I SMH

                    • Sunnie Louise
                      Sunnie Louise  2 months back

                      Kawhi don't care he don't want to be compared to anyone. Kawhi be like😐

                      • Fujii
                        Fujii  2 months back

                        i hate skip bayless more then anyone ever, he's the stupidest person i've ever seen.

                        • Nelly Fizzo
                          Nelly Fizzo  2 months back

                          Bruh the way skip bayless said “the tongue” had me rolling 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

                          • T24buck
                            T24buck  2 months back

                            They show him love now?, 😂

                            • 2682shark
                              2682shark  2 months back

                              The fact they we have to compare every player to Jordan 20 years after he’s gone automatically proves hes the greatest

                              • chito xyz
                                chito xyz  2 months back

                                MR LOAD MANAGEMENT is not better than KOBE. wait until he plays for 20 years.but i doubt if he can last that long since he us already complaining about load management.

                                • 9tino4 9tino4
                                  9tino4 9tino4  2 months back

                                  Blasphemy lmaoo

                                  • Rhenz Rojas
                                    Rhenz Rojas  2 months back

                                    Hahahaha stop the debate geez

                                    • Lovavan Muang
                                      Lovavan Muang  2 months back

                                      Die Smith.A, Broussard, Jalen und alle Espn Leute machen die NBA lächerlich. Dieser ewige Vergleich Mj - LeBron ist einfach lachhaft. Die Badboys aus Detroit haben MJ demoliert, 4mal in folge geschlagen aber die Espn Leute wie Skyp Bailess erzählt was Falsches. 1990 Spiel7 WCF, wo war Mj? Mein Hero war Dr J. Es gibt kein GOAT in der NBA. Heute werden Spielern hoch geredet. Ein PG13 hat noch nicht mal in Finale gestanden wie alle Clippers bis auf nr. 2. Time will tell. ESPN Leute, sagen sie die Wahrheit und wir werden sehen wer siegen werden.

                                      • Jobe
                                        Jobe  2 months back

                                        Stop this stupidity

                                        • E46325mod
                                          E46325mod  2 months back

                                          Kawhi dribbles like goofy

                                          • E46325mod
                                            E46325mod  2 months back

                                            Kobe and Jordan were the same height and weight too and they trained the same during workouts for a lonngg time

                                            • Michael Padriquez
                                              Michael Padriquez  2 months back

                                              I feel u skip!

                                              • Young Shleep
                                                Young Shleep  3 months back

                                                Kawhi WAS real lucky... that shot, Giannis cold jumper, AND all them gs injuries

                                                • MNIJ T
                                                  MNIJ T  3 months back

                                                  MJ created it all. Kobe invented a way to steal these moves. Kawhi is nothing.

                                                  • Mele Nico
                                                    Mele Nico  3 months back

                                                    Um Kobe could beat MJ one on one. Who said that? MJ said that. Enough man.

                                                    • Justin R
                                                      Justin R  3 months back

                                                      To much premature GOAT talk these days..........

                                                      • Darrell Frances
                                                        Darrell Frances  3 months back

                                                        Jordan scouring titles are back to back.. Can you please correct me & tell the audience how hard it is to do because people just glance over that one 😳

                                                        • Colton McIntyre
                                                          Colton McIntyre  3 months back

                                                          Anyone notice how skip talks just like trump? (With his hands)

                                                          • MMA MMA
                                                            MMA MMA  3 months back

                                                            Shanon just pretends Lebron is the Goat so him and skip can debate Jordan vs LeBron its pretty much undisputed main topic.

                                                            • HELP ME PLEASE!!!
                                                              HELP ME PLEASE!!!  3 months back

                                                              Shannon Fake Respect for Kobe is Crazy😂😂😂

                                                              • James Adauto
                                                                James Adauto  3 months back

                                                                Wtf you think Doc supposed to say, Kawhi the flavor of the moment. Nowhere close to Kobe or Lebron! Don’t get me wrong, he’s a great player, but when all is said and done Kawhi Leonard’s name won’t even be brought up! JS I’m no expert tho, only time will tell!

                                                                • Taylor Hunt
                                                                  Taylor Hunt  3 months back

                                                                  Doc rivers only said that to try and recruit kawhi and it worked 😭

                                                                  • babyb0ypn0y
                                                                    babyb0ypn0y  3 months back

                                                                    I was watching this while at work and was in shock when I heard Shannon say “KOBE BRYANT IS THE CLOSEST THING TO MICHAEL JORDAN!!” and i swear I thought this video was a fake or something!!! It was just surprising to hear him say those words and EVEN more surprising that he didn’t say anything about LazyBoy James and didn’t bring up all this pointless BS to back up his claims and this is the one time I was on his side....IT MUST BE THE WORLD IS AT THE END OF DAYS, IT MUST BE THE APOCALYPSE!!!! LOL!!! ahhh (SMDH)

                                                                    • Super High
                                                                      Super High  3 months back

                                                                      I love my Brother Shannon. He always nail on !

                                                                      • 47shaw
                                                                        47shaw  3 months back

                                                                        Take Jordan💩 off there he doesn't fit there🖕

                                                                        • Warren Batiste
                                                                          Warren Batiste  3 months back

                                                                          Come on.. Kobe even sounds like MJ. Nobody fears Kawhi. Players feared Kobe. Fans on opposite teams cheered for the mamba.

                                                                          • Trevor Philips
                                                                            Trevor Philips  3 months back

                                                                            Kobe is the closest cuz in retrospect we can see that.

                                                                            Kawhi is on his way there -- if he does reach MJ and Kobe level, his current trajectory is what that looks like -- but he needs many more major playoff and championship wins and performances to get there.

                                                                            Kawhi has had MJ-esque and Kobe-esque performances.... he deserve _that_ comparison.

                                                                            But saying he had a MJ-esque performance 1 year is a far ways away yet from being at the overall level of MJ greatness.

                                                                            MJ with any single 1 or even 2-3 Championships spread out over various years would not make him the GOAT 🐐

                                                                            MJ the GOAT 🐐 for the sum of it -- the 6peat.

                                                                            • Abu Nation
                                                                              Abu Nation  3 months back

                                                                              Take a shot everytime skip says "HMM"

                                                                              • Frankie boleros Rosado
                                                                                Frankie boleros Rosado  3 months back

                                                                                Wrong!!!! Kawhi has a better defensive game than Kobe, making him closer to MJ.

                                                                                • Jamari Thompson
                                                                                  Jamari Thompson  3 months back

                                                                                  This is the first time I ever heard Shannon defend Kobe, there is a God lol

                                                                                  • Matt Scarey
                                                                                    Matt Scarey  3 months back

                                                                                    Kawhi is way overrated, Kawhi has never had to play on his own like mj, LeBron, or Kobe. Kawhi has relied on team after team to push him through the years. Kobe dominated after mj left. LeBron has been dominating since Kobe. And now Kawhi gets another playoff MVP he's up their with them 3 now. LMAO he is nowhere near what them 3 are. Mj the goat, Kobe pretty damn close just like LeBron. But Kawhi has only put up numbers close to LeBron's lowest years 3 times. Yes he showed up in the playoffs. But his numbers ain't nowhere near them 3 period.

                                                                                    • SP FromNY914
                                                                                      SP FromNY914  3 months back

                                                                                      DOC TAMPERIN

                                                                                      • Advent616
                                                                                        Advent616  3 months back

                                                                                        If Michael hadn't been Michael, I don't think Kobe would've necessarily been 'Michael'.

                                                                                        Kobe had the opportunity to play against "THE guy" that everyone 30-40 years old today idolized. He wasn't quite as good as Jordan, heck, he didn't even beat Jordan, hence why Jordan is still considered to be the G.O.A.T.

                                                                                        BUT, he had the chance to play against and learn from Jordan, he was practically unofficially Jordan's protege even going so far as to take advice from Jordan when either of their teammates were taking free throws or whenever.

                                                                                        Kobe is Kobe because he idolized Jordan probably more than any other player whose either watched and/or played against Jordan.

                                                                                        • Lucia Frazier
                                                                                          Lucia Frazier  3 months back

                                                                                          Haters be like skip

                                                                                          • BenniekdaReal
                                                                                            BenniekdaReal  3 months back

                                                                                            Why is it always “the closest thing to Jordan?” He wasn’t the only bball player you know! I hate the Jordan comparisons it’s gotten old but Skip won’t let it ride.

                                                                                            • WINDYCITYFINEST 5
                                                                                              WINDYCITYFINEST 5  3 months back

                                                                                              Calling Him #2 is so disrespectful.

                                                                                              • Judah Mourneth
                                                                                                Judah Mourneth  3 months back

                                                                                                Yeah he’s the closest Jordan. But he’s NOTHING LIKE MIKE