Kobe Bryant wouldn't be the Kobe Bryant we've come to know, love, and hate, today.
When you ask people who reminds them the most of Michael Jordan, more often than not the answer will be Kobe Bryant. From his on and off the court swagger, to his similar signature style of play, Kobe Bryant has clearly modeled much of his game after Jordan. Also having grown under the tutelage of Phil Jackson, the Black Mamba has five rings in his own right, and is regarded as one of the best to ever lace 'em up. Without MJ, who would Kobe model his game after? Certainly not Magic.