The Mickael Pietrus Debate – Kobe vs Jordan

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

There’s an interesting little subplot brewing for this years NBA Finals. Orlando Magic guard Mickael Pietrus is having to change his sneakers for the series. The reason? He’s worn shoes endorsed by Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant all season. While no one is forcing Pietrus to change his sneakers, Mickael has decided there is no way he could wore Kobe kicks. Instead he’ll be going with the G.O.A.T Michael Jordan.

“I have some at my house, but I’m going to play with Michael Jordan shoes,” Pietrus said.

This little subplot has made me think thou. Everyone’s debated the greatness of both players but I haven’t really seen anyone debate their kicks. Whose come out with the best? Which ones are the best? Let’s take a look at some sneakers from each and see what you like the most.

Before any debate can truly begin you have to compare the originals. The Air Jordan 1’s vs The Adidas Kobe Two


Here’s some other Kobe sneakers including his first official signature series the Zoom Kobe, with the best having to be the Hyper Dunk. While he’s enjoyed some mild success with his line, the only one I’ve ever heard anyone talk about is the Hyper Dunk. I’m not a sneaker fanatic so I go by what I hear and here is what I recently heard on Twitter.

Hail_Mary_Jane@mysportsrumors @anklesnap the hyperdunks are the only kobe kicks i’d fuck with…

Let’s take a look at some of these Kobes.


Now to the king, Michael Air Jordan. His sneakers have been popular, even the ones that have looked like crap. Back in the 90’s even if the design sucked you HAD to have the latest pair of Air Jordans. If you didn’t you were nobody. Arguably the most popular of all time was the Air Jordan 11. The black, red and whites were the hottest but I preferred the white and blacks. I’m also including pics of the Air 8, 15, 16 and 2k9.

Nike has released so many hot Jordan’s that its too hard to pick the best to show and I’m sure many disagree with some of the ones I picked to show. So make sure to comment and let us know what you like!


If I’m Mickael Pietrus, I would of been rocking some Jordan’s all season long. There’s just nothing about the Kobe line that interests me. What’s your take, vote and let us know which one you’d prefer.

If you were Mickael Pietrus which sneaker would you rock in the NBA Finals?

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  3. Neil says:

    There are close to a dozen of MJ Air Jordans over the last decade and a half that I would rather rock than any one of Kobe’s kicks.

    Not in order, but to make sure I catch them all: the Air Jordans II, III, IV, V, VIII, IX, XI, XII, XIII, XXI and XXIII–not to mention the Spikes. My favorites being the III and XIII. Jordan could re-release those two kicks every other year–in different color swatches–and out Kobe’s.

  4. La says:

    Kobe’s Hyper Dunks and Zoom 4 are the best for functionality–bar none! Jordan’s shoes are by far more stylish.

  5. hank says:

    The Kobe II’s from adidas were the best so far I also like the Zoom 4’s in the red/black/white those were hot.

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