If you're a basketball fan older than, say, 28, you may remember that sad stretch from 1993 to 1995, and then again from 1998 to around 2006 or so, when the sports media tried to promote someone as "the next Jordan" (Jerry Stackhouse, Harold Miner, Grant Hill, Vince Carter, the list goes on).
LeBron James has certainly begun to challenge Jordan for the title of "greatest of all-time," but since Kobe Bryant has so thoroughly recreated all aspects of Jordan's career — the moves, the attitude, the swagger, the rings — the question of "who is most like Jordan?" is actually rather easy to assign.
Two years ago, YouTube user Youssef Hannoun released a video that showed the degree to which Bryant's basketball moves resembled Jordan's. The clips synced so perfectly, you had to do a double-take. Hannoun followed with a sequel in 2013, and yesterday he released the last chapter of the trilogy.
- Ben Sin