IF and ELSE-IF: The Legacy Of Kobe Bryant

June 10th, 2010 by Rahil Devgan Leave a reply »

Kobe Bryant needs no introduction to a basketball fan. His legacy though far from complete, has been fraught with more ups and downs than your quintessential superstar.

And while the Greatest-Of-All-Time debate in any sport is perennial fodder for heated arguments, Bryant might (if nothing else), be arguably titled as the greatest of his generation. Accepting such a premise makes our understanding of his legacy far simpler.


IF the Lakers close out Boston and clinch Number 16, Bryant will have succeeded in two important quests, the first of which involve a certain Number 23.

Jordan’s six rings are far from being the most by an NBA player; but with no disrespect to Bill Russell, the reason why “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time,” is partly because his two hat-tricks of NBA titles possessed unmistakably alluring characteristics.

They were accompanied by elevated performances under the weather, courageous performances un ...

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