Video montage of Kobe and Jordan will blow your mind

It’s been a common refrain throughout Kobe Bryant’s NBA career that he patterned his game after Michael Jordan.

Nothing wrong with that. MJ won six titles with the Chicago Bulls and is generally considered the game’s all-time best player.

And there’s nothing wrong with the results, either. Kobe’s won five titles and theoretically still has a shot to match Jordan with six rings.

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Still, we’ve always taken these stories with a grain of salt. What 6-foot-6 guard/forward in the last 20 years hasn’t used Jordan as an inspiration for his  game? Of course there are going to be similarities.

Heck, Gatorade built an entire ad campaign around guys who "wanna be like Mike."

Then we saw this YouTube mashup by Youssef Hannoun (the third and final in a series . . . the others are below) and, well, the resemblance is uncanny.

Watch for yourself:

And here’s the first in the series:

And the second:

What do you think? Us? We’re drinking the Gatorade.