You ever just wake up and wonder, like, did Michael Jordan really play those two years on the Wizards?
The whole thing feels pretty surreal in retrospect, and watching the tape hardly grounds it. Above is video of MJ battling young Kobe in February of 2002. The Wizards were actually playing pretty well at the time, thanks to solid play from Michael Jordan.
On that day, though, they fell to LA. Kobe triple-doubled while MJ, half GOAT, half annoyingly-competitive rec leaguer who yells at you for not helping on D after he gets burned, dropped 22.