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Some of the greatest players in the history of the NBA have worn Los Angeles Lakers uniforms. With so many Hall of Famers having hoisted championship banners for L.A., it’s almost impossible to label one of them the greatest Laker of all time. Jerry West, who won an NBA title, made it to the Finals nine times and was a 14-time all star, would be in the discussion. However, West emphatically gives that title toKobe Bryant.
“What he has accomplished with this team, I don’t think there’s any question in my mind at this point in time – because of him being with this team for his whole career – that he has been the greatest Laker player,” West told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday. “I do think he’s the greatest Laker player we’ve ever seen.
“He has an incredible desire to win and excel, and his work ethic and his skill level are what places him among the truly great, great players we’ve ever had in this league.”
Shaquille O’Neal dominated the playoffs and earned three NBA FInals MVP awards with the Lakers. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar took home five championship rings and three league MVP awards. Magic Johnson combined all of the aforementioned accolades, winning five NBA championships, three NBA MVPs, and three Finals MVPs. All are worthy of being in the discussion.
Kobe recently became the youngest player to ever reach 30,000 points in his career, and every one of them came in a Lakers uniform. He has won five championships and two Finals MVPs with L.A., and there’s no reason he can’t win a sixth. If Bryant wins a sixth ring, the Kobe vs. Michael Jordan debate may become more heated than ever. But if that day should come, there will be little debate as to who is the greatest Laker of all time.
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LA Laker Kobe Bryant became the youngest NBA player to score his 30,000th point last night. Bryant is 5th all time. 1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387 2 Karl Malone 36,928 3 Michael Jordan... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Kobe Bryant engraved his name into the history books even more than it already is, tonight. Bryant became the youngest player in NBA history to reach the summit of 30,000 points, at just 34 years, 104 days old. A feat only four other players have accomplished in the history of the league — Wilt Chamberlain (31,419 points), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Karl Malone (36,928...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, making him the fifth player in NBA history to score 30,000, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a two-game skid with a 103-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.
Bryant entered the game needing only 13 points to eclipse the scoring milestone and did so with a short jumper late in the first half that was perhaps...
Kobe Bryant and Turkish Airlines.. What?
Kobe Bryant becomes fifth NBA player to score 30,000 points
Kobe Bryant hit a milestone today that put him in a unique “fraternity.” He scored his 30,000th career point in the NBA and became the fifth player to do so behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan, and Wilt Chamberlain.
Bryant surpassed Shaquille O’Neal on the list Wednesday when the...
Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, making him the fifth player in NBA history to score 30,000, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a two-game skid with a 103-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.
Bryant entered the game needing only 13 points to eclipse the scoring milestone and did so with a short jumper late in the first half that was perhaps the least spectacular...
As you know, Kobe Bryant joined an elite group as the Lakers defeated the Pelicans on Wednesday night. With his driving score at the 1:15 mark of the second quarter, Bryant became the NBA’s fifth 30,000-point scorer, putting his name among the likes of Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, Wilt Chamberlain, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Pretty special company for one of the most remarkable...
OKLAHOMA CITY The pregame get-together was neither warm or with any feeling. That was obvious.
Think pageant hug at center court, but with less emotion. No enthusiasm. Almost like it was mandatory.
Then again, it's not like Kobe Bryant is going to embrace Kevin Durant or really much of anything Durant does these days.
Yet here they were, a game after Bryant surpassed 30,000...
For those of you that think Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is getting a tad old, you might want to check out this clip.
During Wednesday night's game against New Orleans Hornets, Kobe picks the pocket of rookie guard Austin Rivers and takes it to the other end for a two-handed slam dunk:
A couple of days ago, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant was quoted by media members telling Pau Gasol to put on his "big boy pants".Well, it appears that Gasol and the Lakers forgot their "big boy pants" as they blew a 13-point lead in a loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.During the Houston radio telecast of the game, announcer Craig Ackerman celebrated...
Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant, who is now at 10,517 career points after scoring 36 in the Thunder's 114-108 victory over the Lakers Friday night, remembers growing up and watching Kobe Bryant dominate.
“I didn't really get to see a lot of Jordan in his prime,” said Durant, who then playfully took a jab at Bryant. “But seeing Kobe, I know he's an old fart.”...