The Instigator
Roger1
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Winning
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The Contender
snoman123
Con (against)
Losing
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Michael Jordan

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Roger1
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/3/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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Votes (1)

 

Roger1

Pro

Michael Jordan is a better basketball player than Kobe Bryant
snoman123

Con

Kobe Bryant is a better basketball player than Michael Jordan. Bryant and Jordan have played against each other eight times and Bryant has won five times.
Debate Round No. 1
Roger1

Pro

When it comes to basketball success, Jordan has 10 scoring titles, 5 regular season MVPs and is a flawless 6-0 in the finals, where Kobe is 5-2.
snoman123

Con

Jordan has many achievements. But he has not faced the same level of competition as Bryant; today"s players are more athletic, versatile and talented than in the 80"s or 90"s. Bryant has had to adapt to this environment, which makes him a better basketball player.
Debate Round No. 2
Roger1

Pro

Jordan played in an era full of legends and people who've won multiple rings such as Larry Bird & Magic Johnson. In Jordan's era there were much less rules and the defense was much tougher back then. What was a regular foul back then may be a flagrant foul today. Plus Jordan's era had some of the most skilled big men to ever play from David Robinson, Patrick Ewing, Hakeem Olajuwon etc. These centers anchored some of the toughest defenses ever.
snoman123

Con

Bryant came into the NBA with a better jump shot than Jordan. He adapted the fade away early in his career, he also worked on his post- game and learned moves Jordan never had in his offense. Bryant has guarded the best players one on one for most of his career and has shut them down. Jordan had Pippen to guard the bigger and faster players. Bryant became a leader and mentor to his team at a much earlier than Jordan. Bryant has played some of the best basketball of his career with injuries, and it is scary to think how much better he would have been had been healthy. Bryan"s ability to adapt and overcome make him a better basketball player.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by supergoalie1617 3 years ago
supergoalie1617
It's worth noting that Kobe has won two titles due to incredible officiating controversies, namely the 2000 series against Portland, and especially the 2002 Sacramento Kings series, which even had consumer rights advocate Ralph Nader get involved.

Kobe has an asterisks next to at the very least one of his titles, while Jordan has none.
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Vote Placed by Krazzy_Player 3 years ago
Krazzy_Player
Roger1snoman123Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Better arguments presented by Pro.