quote:Originally posted by eyesintime:
Surprised no chatter about Kobe announcing his retirement at end of the season. Glad to see this will be his last year. Like many it seems he tried to hang on a season or so too long, but he was a great player. I'm sure the Lakers are glad he is calling it quits, so they can finally get on with the business of rebuilding. Saw an interesting nugget on ESPN I believe yesterday. Kobe has missed more shots in his career than John Stockton attempted.
I'm curious as to how Kobe has been perceived these last few seasons by Lakers fans.
I believe Duncan and Kobe came out same year or within a year or two of one another. Very different styles, each one of the greats at their position. Which of the two was the player of his era (I don't think there is anyone else in the discussion; Lebron came into the league years later)?