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Kenny Smith

T-Mac & Kobe Are Wrong

Jordan Is The Greatest EVER

8/23/2013 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

082313_kenny_smith_launchNBA alum Kenny Smith thinks Kobe & T-Mac are suffering from a severe case of baller amnesia -- 'cause when it comes to the greatest offensive player of all time, there's only one real answer -- MICHAEL JORDAN.

Kenny knows what he's talking about -- he played against all 3 superstars ... and yesterday at LAX, The Jet told us that Bryant and Tracy McGrady must've been mistaken when they named each other as the toughest guy they ever had to guard.

So, why did Kobe leave MJ off of his infamous list of toughest NBA players to guard last week? Kenny has a theory ...

"Sometimes when you write a list up, like of your favorite foods ... but you just forget that one food?  Jordan is that one food."

During the encounter, Kenny states his case for his Airness ... and it's pretty compelling. Check out the clip.

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1.

alexis    

Allen Iverson.

423 days ago
2.

SoWhat    

Kobe and McGrady are so full of it. Kobe is talented but neither of them are even close to the level that Jordan is, it's laughable for them to even claim it and you know they're just kissing each others asses cause some publicist said it would be good for them. They wish they were even half as good as Jordan.

423 days ago
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ASH LEE    

Those nostrils tho, yikes.

423 days ago
4.

Elle    

Kenny is RIGHT! No one can touch Jordan as an all-around force on the court. Kobe is talented, no doubt. He's driven. But he's not Jordan. MJ's crown is still intact.

423 days ago
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Salty    

They're both great players but I would have to refer to the guy that coached them both. Phil Jackson says Jordan. I can live with that.

423 days ago
6.

Bkelley    

Well ...the question asked wasn't : who is the best ever? It was : who is the hardest you ever had to guard.. And mcgrady obviously said" I never guarded Jordan in his prime". Sio this meant.. The obvious answer JORDAN cant be counted here because He never guarded him in his prime.. So the second in line is.. Yep you guessed it.. Kobe.. Which .. Yes. He had to guard in his prime.. It's quite simple

423 days ago
7.

really    

Anyone who knows anything about the sport would understand that the GOAT especially when talking about offensive would have to say Dr J. Dr J revolutionized the game. Without Dr J there would not have been a Jordan, no Kobe, no Lebron and the list goes on. I would recommend the NBA do***entary " Dr J for any one who is a fan of the game. Just one view and you can see the impact this man on the sport

422 days ago
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southsidequeen    

I have never ever been a KB fan. I do not even know who T Mac is. Jordan is about the baddest I have ever seen. People are still buying Jordans as if he is still on the court dunking.

422 days ago

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