Kobe Bryant “Better” Than Michael Jordan, Says Dwight Howard

Lakers Dwight Howard at the "The Equalizer 2" film premiere in 2018. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9764592ad)

Despite all of his achievements, Los Angeles Lakers’ legend Kobe Bryant never managed to challenge Michael Jordan for the “greatest of all time” title in basketball in the eyes of the fans.

Still, there is a significant number of people who think Bryant was a better basketball player than Jordan. As it turns out, Washington Wizards’ center Dwight Howard is one of them.

Howard recently appeared on Gilbert Arenas’ “The No Chill Podcast” and decided to weigh in on the GOAT conversation. “I think he [Kobe] is better than Jordan. Everything Jordan did, he did it better.”

Dwight Howard’s pick of Kobe Bryant as a GOAT is definitely surprising stuff especially since the two didn’t get along during Howard’s stay in Los Angeles in 2012 and 2013. Howard complained that Bryant was shooting too much and didn’t give him the ball enough, which eventually led to strain relations between the two. Bryant ended up forcing Howard to reject the Lakers contract offer and sign with Houston Rockets.

While Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant were similar when it comes to the style of play, there is no doubt that Jordan had a more accomplished career. Jordan has six NBA titles and five MVP award compared to Bryant’s five championships and one MVP award. Jordan was also NBA scoring champion 10 times while Bryant led the league in scoring just twice. We don’t know about you, but for us, this pretty much clears the confusion.