Is Kobe Bryant the Most Successful Player of His Era?

May 10, 2014 Full story: BleacherReport 64

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is widely accepted as the best player of his generation, but does that make him its most successful one? Bryant may have missed the entirety of this season due to a torn Achilles and knee fracture, but his impressive list of accolades still remains.

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The Water Bouy Belly

Fontana, CA

#61 Jun 5, 2014
sam wrote:
Or maybe smart a*s your confused with Oscar Schmidt. I will throw that one at you ok ole timer?
I'll throw an old one at you - aDOLF Schayes ....but I'm scared you will confuse him with - Adolf Hitler !, lmao
sam

Toronto, Canada

#62 Jun 6, 2014
The Water Bouy Belly wrote:
<quoted text>I'll throw an old one at you - aDOLF Schayes ....but I'm scared you will confuse him with - Adolf Hitler !, lmao
OK whipper snaper. Cash in the pension check real quick.
Bill Russell Fan

Cypress, CA

#63 Jun 16, 2014
Idk wrote:
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Kobe would back-hand you while wearing his five rings for talking nonsense. Everyone knows the chick did it for the money.
Your reference of the young lady as a "chick", and your backhand remark puts you more in the Kobe "rape" camp than you realize. As a celebrity Kobe should have known to avoid the situation.
And no women deserves to be treated that way, just as blacks deserve to be treated with respect, at least until they prove otherwise (like the NBA players who said they would walk out if Donald Sterling wasn't kicked out for comments that argered blacks, yet sitting behind their bench they can be heard talking trash about crackers, whitey, and other homophobic things not fit to print). Kobe should know that. Being raised overseas is no excuse. Kobe showed just how stupid he really was when he threw Shaq under the bus by saying that Shaq sleeps around with groupies so he thought it was alright. Shaq ended up getting divorced and the Lakers had to split Shaq and Kobe. Lakers lost at least a few rings because of Kobe's bad character and later stupidity. Money and fame does not equal smarts. Neither does skill or rings.
All Kobe proved was that his moral character was lacking in more areas than one. Hope Kobe has since learned something.
As for player of his generation, I would prefer Duncan all things considered.
And to chime in, Kobe is no Jordan, and Jordan is no Oscar. Jordan wasn't even a Len Bias.
Red Auerbach chose both Oscar Robertson and Elgin Baylor over Jordan. Analytical Statisticians chose Bird, Magic, Barkley and Julius Erving over Jordan, as well as Russell, Chamberlain and Olajuwon. Jordan may be more exciting and played for a good team during a time when the NBA was devoid of great teams, which made him look great by comparison.
Bill Russell when asked if Jordan was the best ever burst out laughing uncontrollably for close to a minute. He didn't think the interviewer was serious. Then said no. Russell chose Oscar as well. As do I and any who ever saw them both play. Just thinking about it makes me want to laugh.
Bill Russell Fan

Cypress, CA

#64 Jun 16, 2014
Hoopin Mike wrote:
<quoted text> You said it best my friend, Guy was spectacular, and really who gives a crap what the guy did in his personal life. Everybody's got some cob webs in the closet... peace out
Yeah good one. Rape, causing Shaq's divorce and the breakup of the Lakers are all minor things right? Not to mention cheating the legal system with payoffs just because he has money. Bet you thought guys like Hitler, Stalin and Ida Amin were good ole boys who just made a few mistakes. Realize Kobe is no Stalin but he is far from a guy who just has a few cob webs in his closet. Stupidity and character issues are not a good combination no matter how famous or rich one is. One can only hope he has learned his lesson.

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