Kobe Bryant Comparisons for Rockets Rookie Leaves NBA Twitter in a Frenzy

There have been many players who have been touted to the next Kobe Bryant. But, very few have actually lived up to the hype. Kobe was one of the greatest to ever play the game and following in his footsteps di lui is not an easy task. However, one Rockets rookie seems to live up to it.

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Jalen Green is the second overall pick of the 2021 NBA draft and he is having a good season for the Houston Rockets. The Rockets are in full rebuild mode and Jalen Green seems to be at the center of it. Green is averaging over 15 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assist in a little over 30 mins of action per game.

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He is also one of the favorites for Rookie of the Year. Furthermore, he has shown the potential for greatness in his very first year. So much so, that Rockets fans have compared his start di lui to that of the great Black Mamba. However, not all fans were on board.

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

NBA Twitter is in disarray at comparisons of Kobe Bryant and Jalen Green

The fans were left confused after the comparisons between the two players. Some just plain mocked the thought, while others gave the rookie advice to reach that level. Here are the best reactions:

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How has Jalen Green started his career?

Green has started off well, and he has impressed everyone around the league. He is an explosive player who can either play as a shooting guard or point guard. Green has shown his athletic ability of him and he can take off any time he wants. He’s also a decent defender, and he uses his agility di lui to keep up with people.

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The Rockets certainly have a star in the making and they will hope that he can improve on his start. And as far as the comparison with Kobe is concerned; it surely is flattering.

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