Robert Horry Explains Kobe Bryant-Michael Jordan Similarities
Robert Horry explained Kobe Bryant’s similarities with Michael Jordan during a recent interview.
“I was there from the beginning when Kobe first came in the league as a rookie,” said Horry.
“It’s so weird watching ‘The Last Dance’ and knowing that Utah was playing the Bulls. That’s the game [Game 5 of the 1997 Western Conference Semifinals] that kinda turned Kobe’s career. He shot an airball down the stretch, kinda went from [there to] going into the lab, working hard and trying to become the player he was.
“He was just a great teammate, a great player, one of the smartest players you could ever play with,” Horry continued.
“It’s so weird getting a chance to really watch Michael Jordan in ‘The Last Dance’ and hear the words that he uses and everything. It’s almost like Kobe just took everything he said, everything he did, his mannerisms, his language, his lingo, and just copied it.
“It’s like watching a ghost now, and I hate to use those terms, but to watch Michael Jordan is like, man. How did Kobe learn everything this dude did to a T and made it a little better in some areas.”
Bryant and Jordan developed a close relationship at the end of the former’s career. Given what an impact Jordan had on Bryant growing up, the similarities are not surprising.