Michael Jordan admits Kobe was "maybe tougher than I was" - Skip & Shannon react | NBA | UNDISPUTED

While looking back at his relationship with Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan revealed one area that Kobe may have had MJ beat in. Jordan said Kobe was a quote, 'mentally tough kid, maybe even tougher than I was.' Hear what Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe have to say about Michael Jordan's comments.

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Michael Jordan admits Kobe was "maybe tougher than I was" - Skip \u0026 Shannon react | NBA | UNDISPUTED

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  1. Skip and Shannon: UNDISPUTED

    Skip and Shannon: UNDISPUTED

    个月 前

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    • Joe Gugg

      Joe Gugg

      17 天 前

      @shawnkeith2414 How well could Rodman defend Lebron

    • shawnkeith2414


      19 天 前

      @Joe Gugg lebron mentally don't match up with kobe or jordan

    • shawnkeith2414


      19 天 前

      @Jeff Samuels true

    • Joe Gugg

      Joe Gugg

      个月 前

      @happy face (Isaiah) What problem would it cause to play two point gaurds like a Stockton and Nash at the same time

    • happy face (Isaiah)

      happy face (Isaiah)

      个月 前

      @Joe Gugg LeBron is no slouch.... But I do think LeBron would be quite stimmied individually...

  2. Fred E. Sims Jr.

    Fred E. Sims Jr.

    6 天 前

    Amazing how ijust had this conversation about Kobe but never have him in the conversation of being one of the greatest NBA players of all time which he was he was right up there with Jordan and LeBron he should be in the top five at least once again cuz if you look at it he had less help then Michael Jordan and certainly less help than LeBron and a lot of these other guys that join super teams to win championship and if you go back in the 2000s till 2010 the masses of NBA player said Kobe was the best basketball player without a doubt and Kevin Durant said he wouldn't even put them second to Jordan he will make him 1b to Jordan 1a

  3. Immortal Thuggin

    Immortal Thuggin

    18 天 前

    Kobe the greatest NBA player out of H.S. MJ the greatest of all times

  4. Anekila World

    Anekila World

    27 天 前

    Thanks 💜💛❤️💜💛 Kobe Kobe Kobe .....

  5. Master Lee

    Master Lee

    28 天 前

    The things you mentioned about Kobe imitating MJ are true BUT, Just look at LBJ. He also wants to be like Mike! James has tried to imitate all of Jordan's moves, although he looks awkward trying some of them.

  6. Alistony PS

    Alistony PS

    个月 前

    Só não entendo uma coisa ,,,como alguém q chegou tão perto de Michael Jordan e tão perto as vezes até na frente de LeBron James , não está nem no top 5 ou até top 10 de melhores de todos os tempos .

  7. C Howard

    C Howard

    个月 前

    Kobe Bryant made shots Jordan was incapable of making. To that, Jordan didn't have to because he was a superior athlete and has bigger hands than Kobe.

  8. C Howard

    C Howard

    个月 前

    Shannon speaks as if it's easy to copy Michael Jordan.

  9. Ryan Stumbaugh

    Ryan Stumbaugh

    个月 前

    We know Shannon hates mike so he loves hearing that

  10. Phyllipp Bokoi

    Phyllipp Bokoi

    个月 前

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  11. Vang Xiong

    Vang Xiong

    个月 前

    Fun fact: Jordan has not watched a full basketball game since kobe retired

  12. C. Cosman

    C. Cosman

    个月 前

    Kobe the GOAT.

  13. Samatha Escovedo

    Samatha Escovedo

    个月 前

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  14. TheVolourn


    个月 前

    Agreed. It takes toughness to abuse women, negoiate a plea deal than bribe your wife to 'forgive' you for cheating then somehow convicne everyone that you are for 'women's rights'. LMAO

  15. Benton's Discount Tires

    Benton's Discount Tires

    个月 前

    Will Smith said "To Be The Best You Have To Imitate The Best" Kobe watched and learned from the best (Jordan) and that what made him so great.

  16. Raymond Rosario

    Raymond Rosario

    个月 前

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    Linda mike

    个月 前

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  18. Virlos


    个月 前

    😂😂 he just had hair

  19. Darlene McNamara

    Darlene McNamara

    个月 前

    The miniature step-father logistically preach because celeste unfortunately entertain alongside a terrible bedroom. cold, gabby comparison

  20. neilgarcia neilgarcia818

    neilgarcia neilgarcia818

    个月 前

    well said by both of them.

  21. Beverly Salinas

    Beverly Salinas

    个月 前

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  22. Toilet Paper

    Toilet Paper

    个月 前

    He only saying this to Increase his shoe sales

  23. Peace Peace

    Peace Peace

    个月 前

    Jordan goat 🐐 1A , Kobe goat 🐐 1B. Lebron is more like magic not like Jordan let’s be real he’s not on the goat convo bronsexuals need to stop already. Lebron is amazing in his own but he’s not like the 2 goats 🐐.

  24. will liam

    will liam

    个月 前

    Not true, MJ was chasing Ring #6 because kareem, Magic and Bird never had 6 and n double 3-Peat

  25. Sharronss Bushes

    Sharronss Bushes

    个月 前

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  26. Nava Down South

    Nava Down South

    个月 前

    We all know those 2 are way tougher than the current players combined...

  27. Germaine Rucker

    Germaine Rucker

    个月 前

    He did everything just like Michael ecpext he just had hair lol im sorry thay was funny 😂RIP KOBE❤

  28. STLuNaTiCc314


    个月 前

    I miss kobe

  29. WM13EDIT Official

    WM13EDIT Official

    个月 前

    It’s weird to say father & son bond. It was more like a little brother idolizing his big brother.

  30. ariful islam

    ariful islam

    个月 前

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  31. rob816


    个月 前

    Stop overrating Kobe and let him rip..Kobe was nowhere close to Jordan..Shaq was closest to Jordan..Shaq was the dominant offensive fouling force during 3peat Lakers putting up 36ppg 15rpg 59%fg finals averages..Shaq won 2 scoring titles same as Kobe..Kobe great player but not top 10 great..Iverson was rookie of the year,4 scoring titles, MVP before Kobe..Now Kobe like Jordan son smh ridiculous.

  32. tpnotes


    个月 前

    That was just a nice thing to say at the moment. Kobe was never as good as MJ, in any way, nor as tough. That's just facts.

  33. Jordan Quashie

    Jordan Quashie

    个月 前

    Kobe was the son MJ wish he had

  34. Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson

    个月 前

    Kobe was the only one that was just as psychotic as Mike. Obsessed. Didn’t want to just beat you, he wanted to destroy you. Went right after Mike every time they played. Had the work ethic to back it up.

  35. Jazz Covell

    Jazz Covell

    个月 前

    Jordan was more genetically gifted

  36. Kameron Rylan

    Kameron Rylan

    个月 前

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  37. Strip 4Gxxdrich

    Strip 4Gxxdrich

    个月 前

    Kobe copied everything Jordan did, and Kobe wasn’t mentally tougher than Jordan y’all didn’t see him shoot bricks all series long in the 2004 finals against the Pistons. And he has Shaq Kobe couldn’t stop shooting the ball and drive in to the bucket his IQ wasn’t even close to Jordan. Kobe wasn’t even the best player in his team when Shaq was on the Lakers.

  38. Jeje Here

    Jeje Here

    个月 前

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  39. ill C

    ill C

    个月 前

    Mj says that about Kobe cause Kobe from day 1 always positioned himself as a MJ disciple as a lil brother. If MJ had ever viewed Kobe as any other contender out there he would have never said that. Believe me. Knowing MJ mentality he would have never said that about disrespectful AI humiliating him and a so dominant Shaq. MJ got a Alpha dog ego +++++ that's it !

  40. Kenneth White

    Kenneth White

    个月 前

    SKIP... with all due respect, M.J. saw Kobe as a little brother -- not his son. Secondly, Kobe wasn't working to be Mike, he was working to be better than Mike.

  41. L McMill

    L McMill

    个月 前

    Jordan just being modest cuz Kobe copied all his moves and he’s just flattered. Imitation is flattering

  42. john lavvas

    john lavvas

    个月 前

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  43. Brian Dickerson

    Brian Dickerson

    个月 前

    Mj and Kobe was the unguardables along with The Dream but there will never be another Kobe he either 1 or 2 all time period you talk skill, foot work he was a master no one ever could compare.

  44. J. Blitz

    J. Blitz

    个月 前

    Why is Shannon SHOUTING so much this episode?

  45. USMC MSgt

    USMC MSgt

    个月 前

    Come on we know he is saying this is because Kobe is dead. If Charles Barkley died MJ would say Chuck was his toughest finals opponent. Come on mannnnnn....



    个月 前

    R.I.P Kobe, you was one of the greatest ever. But Jordan still the true GOAT

  47. Tong Zou (GuitarGamer44)

    Tong Zou (GuitarGamer44)

    个月 前

    lol Kobe ever sleep? He's up at 3am so what time is he sleeping? lol thats to the point of not being healthy honestly

  48. Tiffiny Bironas

    Tiffiny Bironas

    个月 前

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  49. High Duck

    High Duck

    个月 前

    jordans finger has been broken since 85 and he hadnt won championships yet and was below 10000 points. he never got his finger fixed. bird broke his eye socket and proceeded to play a couple of games after sitting one out AND HE DROPPED 30 WITH ONE EYE. shaq broke his toe and couldnt move it his whole lakers and heat runs. kobe played a finals on 4 good fingers and 5 good limbs. paul pierce played and 82 game season a month after getting stabbed 10+ times, rondo finished a whole game with a torn acl and a broken elbow. lebron tore his acl before his 2014 season and played when the season started and nobody knew till the end of the season. isaiah dropped 30 on the lakers on a severely sprained ankle in the finals.

  50. Parzival Clips

    Parzival Clips

    个月 前

    skip a flat out hater no matter the conversation

  51. 065 Ty$lutty

    065 Ty$lutty

    个月 前

    3:09 say what skiuuuup?!

  52. 065 Ty$lutty

    065 Ty$lutty

    个月 前

    Omfg cry me a damn river who cares

  53. Big Theodore (Thehomeman)

    Big Theodore (Thehomeman)

    个月 前

    Michael Jordan like him so much because he idolized Michael Jordan so much other than that he would have spit on him

  54. Erin J

    Erin J

    个月 前

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  55. Justin Dabney

    Justin Dabney

    个月 前

    He just had hair.

  56. El3V1N


    个月 前

    Kobe was a duplicate of MJ...like when you buy something for the first time n then a newer version comes out later that cost more w/ more n better functions ....Buy a MJ package then buy a Kobe package with more mentality.....

  57. N.O.Vative Sports

    N.O.Vative Sports

    个月 前

    Why did Skip have to go there about his 2 sons? Why can't Kobe just be like his 3rd son and leave that alone.

  58. garial marsh

    garial marsh

    个月 前

    ONE THING HERE IS A FACT...MJ loves Kobe as a SON!

  59. Reef k

    Reef k

    个月 前

    so besides the numbers then why do people be saying the most nonsense argument that LeBron James is the goat or he's better than Kobe Bryant and we all know that's not true

  60. Alex Sims

    Alex Sims

    个月 前

    Greatest Basketball Player Ever 💜💛🐐

  61. Chefhkf3


    个月 前

    RIP Mamba!!!! Nothing but love!!!!

  62. MontDogg “Montdogg On Da Beatz” On Da Beatz

    MontDogg “Montdogg On Da Beatz” On Da Beatz

    个月 前

    Dude Jordan showed plenty of emotion after he won that 4th championship after his father was killed when he layed across the floor crying . I believe it was on Father’s Day

  63. Joseph Whitebird

    Joseph Whitebird

    个月 前

    What does it matter?? 70% of the league was probably tougher then jordan and it obviously didnt make a difference(Detroit is Exception in beginning). Jordan and Kobe know they are 1 and 2 When it comes to G.O.A.T.

  64. Lamar Smith

    Lamar Smith

    个月 前

    Skip such a Jordan groupie 😂

  65. Eamon Hogan

    Eamon Hogan

    个月 前

    Bro this is the most heartfelt, genuine Undisputed clip I have ever seen

  66. Still Roaring

    Still Roaring

    个月 前

    Does Shannon ever shut up🤐 ...this is the worst Kobe speech ever

  67. Me You

    Me You

    个月 前

    Of course he was...Kobe was from the Hip Hop generation

  68. Top Shottahh200

    Top Shottahh200

    个月 前

    You don’t think Kobe already knew that 🥱

  69. Dredle Spin it

    Dredle Spin it

    个月 前

    People say Kobe chased MJ like Kobe just knew he was under him, nah Kobe chased bein the goat it’s just that MJ had that position so he became the target It’s just like MJ said in his HOF speech when he was in HS and there was another player from his area people thought were better he became a target The way people say Kobe chased MJ it’s like he saw himself under MJ which is false he wanted all the smoke with MJ and is the only top player I’ve heard of that actually said it to MJs face, he copied a lot of his moves yes bc MJ was the goat so it made sense but Kob also pulled up for 3 like a KD or TMac which MJ didn’t do, Kob was the first player to work on his post moves with Hakeem and to my eye had better footwork than MJ in the post, Kob had the extended Iverson crossover Kob stole from anyone that would make him the goat it’s just MJ was his same build and height and was the Goat so it made the most sense to make that his foundation but sayin Kob wanted to be Mike is like sayin there’s no better than Mike and maybe to y’all that’s true but in Kobe’s eyes there was better than Mike and that’s what he aimed for and in his eyes that level was Kobe and he wanted all the smoke to test his theory, dropped 42 on him in a half and said son my time is now bye

  70. Kemar Clare

    Kemar Clare

    个月 前


  71. john lavvas

    john lavvas

    个月 前

    The temporary brian surprisingly work because lily philly boast until a quarrelsome sidecar. pastoral, nonstop bengal

  72. Gabino Gomez

    Gabino Gomez

    个月 前

    Skip n Shannon need to do some work or they just straight hate on Kobe. Why can’t they accept that maybe Kobe was mentally tougher? There’s a lot of actions and facts to prove it

  73. Joanne Jaworski

    Joanne Jaworski

    个月 前

    Training SMARTER---YES!!! Phil Jackson brought energy focused intention to both MJ & Kobe. It's come ever farther than what Phil tried to teach them and it's a beautiful addition or transition to just using old school physical push. Thanks Skip and Shannon for keeping your conversation classy and profanity free!

  74. Kammy Trillz

    Kammy Trillz

    个月 前

    Foreign and southern ones always are...😶

  75. Live Breathe Eat Fitness Co.

    Live Breathe Eat Fitness Co.

    个月 前

    Remember Bobby knight coached Jordan once before real basketball historians know 🤜🏽

  76. John Hawkins

    John Hawkins

    个月 前

    Kobe was NEVA regarded as jordan's son, maybe a lil brotha. Kobe being able to do anything dat jordan cud do, shows how GOOD Kobe really is. KOBE=🐐

  77. William Thacker

    William Thacker

    个月 前

    This was out of respect and love for Kobe by Jordan. It wasn’t no PR move it was love.

  78. E VH

    E VH

    个月 前

    MJ was just being nice

  79. PhantomOfDarkness


    个月 前

    in a way Kobe's passing was a way of teaching Jordan to loosen up a little & allow himself to be vulnerable. Jordan spent Kobe's entire life teaching him...but Kobe gave him the final lesson in life.

  80. Quitan Wilson

    Quitan Wilson

    个月 前

    My top five is kobe and mj than kd and harden and curry

  81. Quitan Wilson

    Quitan Wilson

    个月 前

    Shannon just made becase mj and kobe can take over a game why lebron. Still wondering how they do it take over games kobe and mj took over in the finals lebron lost more finals than he won

  82. Jeff joubert

    Jeff joubert

    个月 前

    How about the pressure of being booed by your hometown and coming out of high school straight to the NBA. back up to a good 2 guard Eddie Jones.. missed points

  83. G Noza

    G Noza

    个月 前

    MJ “ Kobe was maybe even tougher than i was, ....and I took that personally “

  84. John Lavvas

    John Lavvas

    个月 前

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  85. Normajean Eason

    Normajean Eason

    个月 前

    Kobe was his little brother not his son

  86. MrBobbyj32


    个月 前

    Kobe Fans: Understand this... M.J. knows how to "win the crowd." M.J. plays chess and everybody...EVERYBODY else...plays checkers. He rarely makes public appearances and rarely makes comments, but when he does...it reverberates for years; decades. 😏

  87. Brown G

    Brown G

    个月 前

    Damn Kobe we miss you man. Rest in peace 🙏

  88. Fear less

    Fear less

    个月 前

    Shanon, tell me if u fav player can get a ring with pau Gasol

  89. TravelingTrav


    个月 前

    Killers respect killers.

  90. Daniel Mullen

    Daniel Mullen

    个月 前

    Kobe easily could’ve had 7 championships. One with him and shaq if they got along in the finals and won. Then in 2008 when Kobe was in his prime.

  91. BlacJesuz


    个月 前

    Jordan may or may not had targets to chase but he was still motivated by the greats of the game. Dr J, David Thompson, Big O, Magic, Bird and others.

  92. Faron Anderson

    Faron Anderson

    个月 前

    Why don't other NBA players take a page out of Kobe Bryants book and learn from the master MJ.Kobe was never too proud to ask him and look what it done for him!!!

  93. DM21 TV

    DM21 TV

    个月 前

    Kobe is the Best 💯

  94. TheJbreaux


    个月 前

    Does this put an end to the MJ Lebron 🐐 conversation ? 🤔 we shall see!!!!! But to me it doesn’t matter they are all 🐐’s if that’s such a thing!

  95. Kris Sanders

    Kris Sanders

    个月 前

    Just came by to dislike the famous racist and woke sports duel of skip and Shannon. Hope your woke virtual signaling is worth your future downfall👍🏼 btw, Kaepernick is a race hustling troll and Tim Tebow is 100x the athlete, man and definitely American than the professional victim, Kaepernick.

  96. Yorkell Bain

    Yorkell Bain

    个月 前

    Yeah rite JORDAN only say that because KOBE then pass smh

  97. Robert Hadchiti

    Robert Hadchiti

    个月 前

    Jordan was probably waiting for Kobe to get inducted before rocking up to his crib for a 1 on 1. R.I.P

  98. Uk women and latinas are sexy

    Uk women and latinas are sexy

    个月 前

    I remember when I was giving Kobe his flowers when he was alive..And I got attacked now all of a sudden people acknowledge Kobe greatness

  99. lombohi helingeg

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    个月 前

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  100. Blazing Sword

    Blazing Sword

    个月 前

    I AM JUST A SIMPLE PERSON. I SAW MJ AND KOBE'S NAMES (MY NO.1 AND NO.2 PLAYERS OF ALL TIME) I CLICK AND WATCH AND SMILED AND HAD TEARY EYES REMEMBERING THE LATE KOBE.... GOD I MISS THE MAN SO MUCH! A QUOTE OF HIM HELPED ME SO MUCH IN OVERCOMING ONE OF THE GREATEST TRIALS OF MY LIFE. Life is too short to get bogged down or be discouraged. You have to keep moving, you have to keep going. Put one foot in front of the other and keep on rolling.” - Kobe Bryant. Rest in PEACE! you will always be immortal in my life!