I think he will do fine. He's an underdog but if he can come up with good stuff... Still.. Drummond in the SDC. He's just gonna do those game like power dunks... he ain't doing Larry Nance/Dwight Howard shit for sure And look at the D-League contest. Some of those guys are greater athletes than majority of the NBA players.
I think Kobe sabotaged this debate himself by choosing to go after the most difficult shots whereas Jordan always looked for the easiest one and by trying to be like him instead of opting to become greater. Just my opinion. Probably the influence is greater than we think. Kobe could have been much greater and even more appreciated if he opted for a better shot selection and if he threw few more passes here and there even though they may not be always assists.