It’s one of the most notable basketball questions and debates of our time, “What current NBA player is the closest to Michael Jordan?”
Recently, the man who drafted Michael Jordan with the Chicago Bulls decided to throw his hat in the ring with his answer.
Rod Thorn in speaking with the DNA India decided to reveal his thought on Kobe Bryant and LeBron James in an interview:
Which present player do you think could have given Jordan a run for his money?
That is not possible but yes in terms of athleticism, Kobe Bryant is perhaps closest to him. A guy playing in the same team (Los Angeles Lakers) for more than 15 years is no joke.
And not LeBron James?
He is also an unbelievable player. He is heavy (250 pounds), stands at 6 feet 8 inches, he is fast and can jump high. He is the best right now but you need to wait and watch till the end of his career to judge him on that level. But he is a very good guy, popular with teammates and does a lot of charity.
Mr. Thorn has spoken….
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