It's been sad seeing him play so poorly. He looks ok physically so I got to think his shooting will improve but it looks historically bad right now. I don't mind it though as it would be great to keep our pick and be in the running for Ben Simmons.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.
Kobe has been a pleasure to watch all these years. A true competitor and the closest thing we have had to MJ which says it all. My basketball friends and I have been having the Kobe vs. Tim Duncan debate and I would take Kobe hands down. Obviously biased but I just think his highs were higher than Duncan. I would take that over longevity anytime. Plus I think Duncan has really benefited by the system all these years and the more consistent talent. Both all time greats though. I have Kobe around 11 all time and Duncan 12-13.