Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan: The identical plays collection (Video below)

Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan: The identical plays collection (Video below)

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There’s a media session every year in advance of the NBA All-Star game, a time where reporters all cram around tables or podiums in an attempt to get sound from the game’s participants.

Back at the 1998 game in New York, I was able to get close to Kobe Bryant for a story I was writing on the then 19-year-old’s first All-Star appearance.  Listening to the tape at my hotel room later, the first thing that came to my mind was: “Damn, he sounds just like Michael Jordan.”

Ever since, comparisons of the two have been inevitable. Some Jordan fans have even gone as far as saying that Kobe’s success has come by biting MJ’s style. And those Jordan fans might have some ammunition with the video comparison of the two that was released two days ago on YouTube (above) and has quickly gone viral.

The new video is a follow-up to  this video — released last year — that has over three million YouTube hits.

It’s kind of eerie watching the two superstars go through identical moves on the court, especially in the video released this week.

And it’s kind of mind-boggling to thinking that someone would go through so much tape to assemble these clips.

We appreciate the manpower. We do have one question:

When does the MJ vs. LeBron series begin?