“Kobe Wasn’t As Athletic”: NBA Vet Meticulously Breaks Down the Differences Between Guarding Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant

Former Detroit Pistons point guard Lindsey Hunter had a 17-season career in the NBA from 1993 to 2010. The 2x champion had the opportunity to guard both Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. He even played alongside Bryant for a season with the Lakers, winning the championship in 2002. In a recent interview on the Detroit Pistons' podcast 'Thirty Five', Hunter discussed the athleticism of Jordan and Bryant. He praised Jordan as the most athletic player ever with a 48-inch vertical, while noting Bryant's polished playing style. The former teammate of Bryant also highlighted their mutual respect and mentorship, showing how their relationship remains one of the most celebrated in NBA history.

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