NBA Finals 2010: Where Does Kobe Bryant Rank All-Time Without Another Ring?

June 14th, 2010 by Dwyane Montell Leave a reply »
Ever since Kobe Bryant came into the league, he has been compared to Michael Jordan more then anyone.

At the start of his career, people thought it was crazy and would hate on Kobe—but then he broke through in about 2000, and all of a sudden everyone wanted him to win six championships, six Finals MVPs, five season MVPs, 10 scoring titles, get selected to 14 All-Star games, and wanted him selected for All-NBA teams 11 times.

Once the critics realized he had potential and was a confident, exciting player, they put him under a lot of pressure, because they wanted him to be just like Mike—which was so hard to do.

But instead of complaining, Bryant took the challenge, and he has come pretty darn close.

Although he didn't accomplish the individual achievements Michael did, he still is close. If he plays for at least another six years, he could accomplish some of those things, but out of all the things Michael did, Kobe is the closest in the most important category: Championships.

Bryant, who currently is in the Finals trailing the Celtics 3-2, has four championships and is looking for his fifth. If the Lakers go on ...

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