With Kobe Bryant passing Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list earlier this week, the MJ vs. Kobe debate has once again kicked into high gear. At this point, it's pretty much impossible to have a serious debate on the issue—MJ and Kobe stans aren't budging!—but it's a debate that's never going to end. There's really no right answer, so the debate is just going to keep raging on.

Reggie Miller is one of the few people in the world who can actually offer up an opinion on the MJ vs. Kobe debate and have it mean something, though. Say what you want about him, but he actually played against both players during his time in the NBA. So earlier today, Dan Patrick asked Miller his thoughts on the debate—and Miller offered up a very strong take on the issue.

"Michael Jordan on his worst day is 10 times better than Kobe Bryant on his best day," he said. "And that is not shortchanging Kobe Bryant, because he gave me my lunch pail, too."

If you listen to the rest of what Miller had to say about the MJ vs. Kobe debate—fast-forward to the 5:15 mark in the video—you'll hear that Miller had some really nice things to say about Kobe. But as far as MJ vs. Kobe goes, Miller is taking Mike all the way.

Do you agree? Ha. Of course not. But isn't that what makes this debate so much fun?

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