NBA Fan Observes Interesting Similarity Between Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Rockets Rookie as He Displays Incredible Athleticism vs Spurs

Published 01/13/2022, 2:30 PM EST
The Bulls’ Michael Jordan drives to the basket as teammate Dennis Rodman and the Clippers’ Loy Vaught(left) look on during game at Sports Arena earlier this season. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


While the Rockets have struggled to find consistency so far this season, they have certainly seen some exciting sparks of potential from their young players and rookies. One of the most exciting young prospects on the team is Jalen Green, their number 2 pick from the NBA Draft. He has hit the league by storm and has already shown displays of greatness similar to the likes of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.

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His athleticism and skill have got fans reminiscent of Jordan and Bryant. Some fans even observed similarities in some of his plays. Moreover, it showed how their decision-making was similar.

Jan 10, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green (0) dunks as Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) watches in the second quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Jalen Green displays similarities with Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant

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Jalen Green has proven all the critics wrong who felt he was the reason for the Rockets’ losing streak. Rather, he has impressed fans with his incredible athleticism and three-point shooting. Green’s athleticism and skill left fans shocked. He pulled off an incredible layup in full speed on fastbreak, which reminded fans of Michael Jordan. These are the similarities that fans observed in Jalen’s performances so far:

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What does this mean for the Houston Rockets?

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The Rockets came up with a hard-fought victory over their state rivals, San Antonio. While the Rockets are still last on the conference standings, Jalen’s backcourt duo with Porter Jr certainly has fans excited. The Rockets might look to tank since they initiated a rebuild around a young core of Green, Porter, Tate, Martin, and Sengun. This would mean all the veterans on this team are expected to accept reduced minutes. Since some might refuse that, it sparks trade rumors around their future with a franchise.

Dec 31, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. (3) and guard Jalen Green (0) react after a play during the second quarter against the Miami Heat at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

With John Wall already looking for a trade, Eric Gordon and Christian Wood are also emerging as experts’ picks to be traded before the deadline. ESPN’s Bobby Marks recently dropped hints on a potential trade of these two key players.

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Nevertheless, one thing that can be said for certain is the future is bright for the Houston Rockets. That is as long as Jalen Green is on this team. Green already started his career tying with Jordan in an impressive record. Can he be Houston’s next big star after James Harden? Let us know what you think about it.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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