Originally Posted by WayOfWade
Was he ever supposed to be?
ESPN & NBA hype to desperately annoint 2nd coming of Michael Jordan.
All this done to sell NBA tickets.
Many dont realize LAL has won DESPITE kobe & not inspite of him.
West & coach Phil Built a great franchise there who recruited NBA's top defensive talent & BIG MEN talent to come play for LAL.
This resulted in Kobe's bloated & inflated legacy.
Kobe is great but he is drexler kind of great.
you factor in playing for & pampered by NBA's winningest franchise that can deliver rings, you are inflating legacy to Shaq's level, a GUARANTEED LOCKED Top 10 GOATs
Shaq delivered LAL franchise rings.
LAL franchise delivered Kobe rings.
two different things.
Shaq was due to win rings btw 1999-2004 even with 3rd of 4rh best franchises then in NBA.
Kobe can only win ring in LA.