Michael jordan would have never allowed that to happen. Jordan would have died on the court first. Kobe bryant deferred to his teammates so much that it was like he knew they would lose and didn't want to take responsiblity for it. Hey, I know the Celtics were a good defensive team. But since when did a hobbled Paul Pierce become such a great defensive player? rondo ? pleeeeease. Jordan would have never allowed that guy to guard him. I hope I never hear some 18 year old ever again tell me Kobe is as good as Mike. Please stop with that nonsense already.