Originally Posted by ClutchCity
And winning 2 more rings would definitely change things for Kobe, like it or not. When people look back it, him being the player he was, and having won more rings than any other player in NBA history - other than Russell - he will definitely be top 10 and more than likely top 5.
Yeah - for me it changes nothing, and you should get that from my posts. He is and was the player he was regardless. And the selfishness stands out for me a little too much to ignore. You might want to deny the selfish aspect, or think it matters very little, and I would suggest there are too many facts that cannot be denied and that the way the game is played does matter when grouping players. To me a Kobe alongside the others listed automatically is something akin to - one of these things is not like the others.