I recently watched the 1998 All-Star Game on DVD and it featured a great dual between Kobe and Jordan. If you haven't seen it, you should check it out.
It was a bit of a 'passing the torch' moment, even though Jordan had the upper hand. Kobe showed enough to prove that he belonged.
This article explores the matchup in more detail: http://basketballjournalist.blogspot...rdan-1998.html