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13 One-On-One Battles Between Kobe Bryant And Michael Jordan

The Black Mamba was no pushover in the early years, but learning from the best takes time.

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Here's a wonderful find by SLAM's Marcel Mutoni: 11 minutes of highlights featuring Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant going one-on-one in various games.

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Their final head-to-head matchup came in March 2003, when a 14-point win over the Wizards gave Bryant his fifth win in eight games.

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Statistically, Bryant and Jordan ended up incredibly close after their eight games over four separate seasons, but a slight edge goes to Bryant in both the numbers and the wins.

h/t SLAM's Marcel Mutoni