When he isn’t getting banned from county fairs, Gilbert Arenas likes to spend some of his time on social media talking about ball, just like the rest of us.
Today, Arenas took to his Instagram account to tackle the Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan debate, and he went into great detail to get his point across.
For those of you who don’t have the time (or can’t be bothered) to read Arenas’ entire argument, it went a little like this: Jordan is the greatest player of all-time, in part because of his amazing physical gifts, while Bryant is the greatest hard worker of all-time.
Arenas says Bryant basically had to work his butt off in order to even be in the same conversation as Jordan, whereas Michael had it a little easier due to his God-given talents.
Here is Arenas’ entire, unedited post on the much talked about Kobe-Jordan debate:
The Debate…Who’s Better?!?! we have to break down the two players..ALL Stats and rules removed….you have a (self made man) #KOBE standing at 6’6 with a 38 inch vert..a work ethic of a Man who seemed #Machinelike…the basketball IQ of pure genius…the confidence of a man who ruled this planet….these type of ppl comes around every 10 years….#mayweathers #jerryrice #michaeljohnson…Now u have the (freak of nature) #JORDAN standing at 6-6 with a 48 inch vert…a work ethic of a #AlienLifeForm…the #IQ of someone who created the sport…the confidence of a man who WAS the planet..to see who jordan was,WE have to build him by combining a few players….we will all agree #KOBE is close but since #MJ jump 1 foot higher…Give #KOBE Vince Carter jumping ability and control in the air even tho #Mj jumped higher then vince,wish i could stopped there but jordans (type 2 fibers,fast twitch muscles were off the charts..giving him the ability to explode off the move like a rocket without slowing down to gather..one player that has that ability #westbrook so Now we give #KOBE #westbrook’s ability to rocket move at full speed..Now we have kobe with vince carter’s jumping ability and westbrook’s powerful movements and takeoff ability…now only if kobe had this capability he would have been JORDAN and hint why (Phil Jackson said Jordan would avg 50 in this era)…Kobe just wasn’t gifted the way MJ was but u have to give him his credit for working his ass off too get mentioned in the same lane as this (unhumanman) it shows u how hard kobe worked but now u know why jordan at 36 looked far more dominant then kobe at 36..when jordan started slowing down his 48 inch very went too 38..and he became kobe in his prime….FORGET STATS….everyone gets fooled by era and the evolution of the game…kobes creativity wasn’t created in jordans era….Jordan didn’t get to update his software…so u take it all away……so now ask ur self who’s better…KOBEBLKMAMBA or KOBE/vince/westbrooke???? JORDAN is the G.O.A.T and KOBE is G.O.A.T of Hardwork