Michael Jordan’s name is hard to compare to anyone without meeting a storm of backlash from certain fans. There are some names that can be in an honest conversation in comparison to MJ, and Kobe Bryant was in a league above the rest, nestled closely next to Jordan’s GOAT status.

While speaking to the Dan Patrick Show, Joe Barry revealed that Kobe Bryant wanted those MJ comparisons to keep coming. He wasn’t afraid of being compared to the GOAT, in fact, he loved being in the same conversation as one of the greatest to ever do it.

“He wanted to be him [Jordan] more than anything in the world. And be better. He got close, and that’s all he wanted….  He wasn’t afraid of that [being compared to Jordan], he loved the comparison. That’s all he wanted.”

Michael Jordan recently spoke out about being compared to another famous Laker: LeBron James. He said that King James might be on his level in about twenty years.

Kobe Bryant was tragically taken from us in a helicopter crash that took his daughter’s life and 7 others. This was a terrible situation and the world is still reeling from that incredible loss. Kobe’s name is still compared to Jordan in many ways, so he would still be very happy about that.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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