Lakers: Why Kobe Bryant Isn’t the Greatest Los Angeles Laker…Yet

August 12th, 2010 by Pat Mixon Leave a reply »

While everyone is ready to crown Kobe Bryant the greatest Los Angeles Laker of all-time, let’s hold up a moment on putting another statue up in front of Staples Center.  

Sure, Kobe is closing in on Magic Johnson as the greatest Laker, but he’s not there yet. No way. 

Before you start kicking and screaming, and cursing at your computer screen, hold up and hear me out. Because I’m serious. 

Kobe isn’t there yet. And, the person that would be the quickest to admit this is actually...Kobe. 

He’s even said he feels like he’s only finally in the discussion, and can now go to dinner with Magic. Like he is tied with Magic. Whether he means it or not, that’s his outward position.

And, true or not, that’s always going to be Kobe’s approach, even if he is really already on top. He’s fueled by being the underdog, and he  has been his entire life. He always wants to be challenged, and wants to be remembered as an overachiever with talent. 

You can see why he feels this way. He and Magic are only tied. Until Kobe surpasses ...

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