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Nick Young: ‘Kobe Bryant Is Better Than Michael Jordan’

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Credit: Getty Images

In basketball, talking about the greatest player of all time is always controversial. There has been a lot of debates about this, but the general consensus is that there is nobody greater than Michael Jordan.

However, that hasn’t prevented people from choosing their own GOATs, with the likes of Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and even Kobe Bryant also being part of the discussion.

Kobe, for example, was a great player, but there are some arguments against him when it comes to GOAT talk.

Nick Young, Kobe’s former teammate in the Los Angeles Lakers, doesn’t care about those negatives about Bryant and in fact, he believes KB24 is the real GOAT. During a recent episode of the "Certified Buckets" podcast, Young made the case for Kobe as the GOAT, making some compelling, yet confusing arguments in favor of the Black Mamba.

So, Swaggy P feels like Kawhi Leonard is the second version of Michael Jordan and Kobe is better than Kawhi. That would put Bryant ahead of Leonard and Jordan as the greatest of all time. Young's co-hosts were pretty surprised by his words, but at the end of the day, they accepted it since it's simply a matter of opinion.

Still, Young won’t miss people that agree with him and believe Kobe has been the greatest player of all time.