When: Entire career
It has been rumored that Kobe practices Michael Jordan's autograph every night before bed. He bit every part of MJ's style. From the tongue to the fade away. Bryant even celebrates a game-winning shot like Mike with the celebratory fist pump suspended in air. Bryant also goes out of his way to own Michael Jordan's favorite place to play, Madison Square Garden. There's also a video that documents this stalking ways. Somewhere MJ's laughing in Ed Hardy jeans.