There is no way in hell Kobe is top ten. He gets consideration for his rings, but he's just not there. He makes the top 20.
The big men really hog most of the top ten. You could argue for Bill Walton or Moses Malone. Walton didn't last very long, but did amazing things with little help around him. And Malone was perhaps the key part of one of the best teams ever. Then you've got easier choices with Kareem, Hakeem, Shaquille, Wilt, Russell, and Duncan. And I'd be tempted to include Garnett in that group. That's nine right there. But let's just go with six bigs. Then you have Jordan and Robertson. And there's no way Kobe gets placed ahead of Lebron, let alone Bird and Magic.