Basketball fans have long debated who would win a 1-on-1 game between Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Well, the coach who knows them both better than anyone else has officially weighed in. Phil Jackson, who won 11 NBA titles coaching both Jordan and Bryant, told Charissa Thompson and Gary Payton on Fox Sports Live that he’d pick MJ to defeat Kobe. The reason? His giant hands.
Jackson also told a story about Kobe once telling Jordan “I could kick your ass 1-on-1” before even addressing him after a game. Here’s the interview: