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Has LeBron James Overturned Kobe Bryant’s Legacy?

Published by on May 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Eleven years ago, Jerry West, then the GM of the Los Angeles Lakers, drafted a 17-year-old hot shot from Lower Merion High School near Philadelphia. The rest was history—a history that had continued up to this week.

Yes, Jerry West and Kobe Bryant had a history together even though West left the Lakers in the hands of his assistant, Mitch Kupchak, several years ago. But this week, West came out and said that he thought LeBron James had surpassed Kobe Bryant as the greatest all-around player in the NBA.

However, West did grant Kobe Bryant one domain, which he alone possessed, that of "Finisher." Speaking of the closing moments of a tight game, West said that he would want the ball in Bryant’s hands.
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