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Thoughts on the NBA: Around The League and Back

Published by on June 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Congratulations to the Lakers. With a fourth title, Kobe firmly thrusts himself into the pantheon as the third-greatest guard in NBA history. He has no chance of climbing higher, or dropping lower really. He'll finish as a Top-15 (maybe 10) all-time player, the fourth-best Laker, and nothing short of a legend.

I wonder if LA will retire #8 or #24.

And seriously...enough with the stats that Kobe matches, will match, or even surpass His Airness. It's not happening. Ever. I wrote about this a couple years ago and most of it still stands. But to compare the two just check out their shooting numbers:

Jordan's career FG percent .497
Kobe's career FG percent .455

Kobe misses around 10 percent more ...

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