Player: Kobe Bryant
Date:  11/8/2002

The Kobe versus Michael comparisons will never end, and part of the reason is because of images like this. In 2002, the Lakers and Bryant went in to Washington early in the season. Kobe was free of a sneaker deal and exploring his options, meaning, brands were throwing everything they could his way in hopes of signing him. The Air Jordan VII was done up in Lakers colors for Bryant, while MJ was in the current model at the time, the Air Jordan XVII+. Kobe dropped in 27 and Jordan put up 25 off the bench and the Wizards walked away victorious.