Kobe Bryant: What More Can Kobe Do to Prove He Is a Top 5 All-Time Player?

September 17th, 2011 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
I recently published an article which asked if Miami Heat stars Dwyane Wade and LeBron James could eventually pass Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant on the NBA's all-time player list, and the very first comment informed me that not only would it be easy to pass Bryant, but Kobe wasn't even a top-10 player in the first place.

In all honesty, we should be past the "top 10" debate because Bryant has amassed a set of career credentials that are strong enough to stand against any argument concerning his eligibility as a top-10 player.

Already Bryant is the leading scorer in the history of what is arguably the NBA's greatest franchise, and his name has been etched on every meaningful league award that can possibly be earned.

Additionally, Bryant has joined an elite club of players that include Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Bill Russell as the only upper-echelon players who managed to win five championships in their careers.

Those types of accolades almost guarantee Bryant a spot among the top-10 players in NBA history, and the fact that his career is not yet done means he does have a realistic shot of entering the conversati ...

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