A lot of people are shocked by the recent interview with the Big Quotable Shaquille O’neal (still pushing that Uncut book) where he said that “Kobe is the greatest Laker ever” but i’m not sure if people are so shocked that he feels that way or that Kobe just might be the best Laker ever.
One of the first great Lakers, the man Jordan said he wish he could of played against, MR NBA logo himself Jerry West even thinks Kobe is the best Laker ever (video below). So if two of the best Lakers ever including the first great one and the most dominant one says he’s the best it’s really hard to argue with it especially if you have never even had to play with or against anybody in the argument.
The Laker most people would probably have as the best Laker ever is Magic Johnson and although he has never said “Kobe is the best” he did say that he’s the best in the game right now, will probably have a statue outside of Staples Center one day and has the potential to be the best Laker ever…back in 2010!
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I personally don’t have an issue with Kobe being labeled as the “best” as in most skilled Laker ever but Magic Johnson will probably always be the most important player in Laker franchise history for me. Now, as for the argument that many younger people and surprisingly old as dirt Mark Jackson stated, that Kobe is better than Michael Jordan, the only thing I have to say about that is what President Obama has to say about it
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