Originally Posted by jimssouvenirs
If you shoot the most or 2nd most FGs in the MAJORITY of the seasons you play, of course you're going to score a ton of points.
Kobe is a great player, but him "scoring the most Laker points" or "having a ton of rings" doesn't make him a great Laker. He's the face of the franchise and has been for a while, but Magic and Kareem were better players and much less selfish. I still believe Kobe has COST the Lakers a couple of rings.
Totally agree with that. Kobes Laker teams have QUIT multiple times in playoff series. They have straight up "checked out" and quit. You think Magics Laker teams would ever pull that crap? NOT EVEN CLOSE. Magic is the greatest Laker ever by far. He did more to save basketball (him and Larry Bird) and bring it to where it is today than anyone else. Kobe just jacks up shots and "gets his". He doesnt make his teammates better either. I am a Kobe hater but facts are facts. Great scorer, yes. Top 15 player ever, yes. The most impressive thing about him is that he has played so many games. 17 years and never really missed any time. That is more impressive than the 30,000 points etc IMO. Good conditioning, great drive etc but the best Laker ever??? Nope!