Lakers vs. Celtics 2010: What the 2010 Championship Would Mean To Kobe’s Legacy

June 17th, 2010 by Matt Wagner Leave a reply »
Tonight the Los Angeles Lakers will battle the Boston Celtics in a Game Seven showdown, for the right to hoist the Larry O'Brien trophy. However, the Lakers' best player, Kobe Bryant, has more on the line than a NBA Championship.

His legacy is at stake.

Kobe Bryant has long been compared to the great Michael Jordan, and now they are in a bout as to who is greatest to lace up his sneakers in the history of the NBA. However, the majority of fans are, at the moment, undecided as to who is the better player. But, if Kobe Bryant wins an NBA Championship tonight, then that could all change.

If he wins tonight, then he will have won his fifth title, which is one shy of Jordan's six championships. But, he will have accomplished something that Jordan never did in his illustrious career: He will have won an NBA Finals Game Seven being down three games to two.

That is the definition of clutch in the NBA.

Kobe will have had his back against the wall twice in the biggest playoff series of them all, against the best Boston Celtics team in 25 years.

If he is able to pull off this monumental feat, then he will by a slight marg ...

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