Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant are often compared due to the longevity and success they’ve both achieved in their careers. They both have won five NBA championships a piece and both did it with one team, Duncan the Spurs and Bryant the Lakers. Kobe is obviously the more popular player and many have likened him to Michael Jordan, therefore automatically touting him as the better player with the better career. But that is not a unanimous opinion. Duncan, also known as the “Big Fundamental”, is considered by some as the best power forward in the history of the NBA and unlike Kobe, he’s still playing at a fairly high level. Lakers legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson were asked to pick who had the better career between Kobe and Tim, they each had a different answer.
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