As of late, Lakers news has been chock-full of former Los Angeles Lakers' stars speaking out on the state of the Lakers. Legendary former Lakers head coach Phil Jackson added to that today, voicing his opinion on the differences he sees between the Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Lakers' Kobe Bryant.
In an interview on NBA TV on Thursday, the 11-time NBA championship head coach dished out extremely high praise for LeBron James' game--"He’s an anomaly to the game. In reality, we have a power forward out there playing like a guard."
Jackson went on to draw comparisons to Michael Jordan and the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, stating that "you can legitimately say that MJ (Michael Jordan) and Kobe (Bryant) were 2-guards, they were shooting guards size. They were big – 6-7, 6-6 – for that position, but still they were guards."
Jackson went on to heap praise on LeBron James for having a similar skill set to Kobe Bryant at the small forward position, calling him a "power player with tremendous capability," and then, closed out his comparison by stating that Lebron James "has been really the dominant player here for the last three years."
While the comparison didn't take the two superstars' entire careers into account, it is safe to say that Kobe Bryant will attempt to disprove this analysis after he returns from the left knee injury that has sidelined him since December 17th.
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