Originally Posted by Dragonyeuw
MJ's biggest advantage outside his athleticism was hand size. He had complete control of the ball, which combined with his athleticism allowed him to basically see what the defense was doing and then improvise in-air. Kobe has emulated some of those finishing layups but several of them you can see are just outside Kobe's ability, due to overall less athleticism and smaller hand size.
Yup, whenever Phil is asked about the difference between Jordan and Bean he usually brings up Jordan's 'million dollar' hands. Very few perimeter players have/had Jordan's overall physical package, and Kobe isn't one of them.