Him and his family knew he didnt have the heart or talent to carry a small market team by himself the way LeBron has the past 7 years. Thats why he and his agent had explicit discussions of us trading him to LA and LA only who had 4 all stars on their roster at the time. Without an all-star big man by his side, Kobe isnt good enough to get out of the 1st round, barely good enough to make the playoffs. This is proven. In 2005, the Lakers did not even make the playoffs, at the same time Pau Gasol managed to lead his Grizzlies to the playoffs. Kobe has 1, yes 1 MVP in his career. Less than Steve Nash, but his fans cant stop comparing him to the GOAT. Its a joke. LOL.
Pfffttt. Jordan was in the league 7 years before he won his first NBA Championship. He saw it through to the ultimate prize. The Chicago Bulls have never won an NBA Championship before or after Jordan. Small market, big market has little to do with it.
Kobe was in LA for 4 years before the first Championship run. Then labored 6 years before another team was assembled that had ability to win more titles.
The Lebron cut and run from Cleveland and the one hour special doesn't belong in the same class as Kobe and Jordan.
Oh, Lebron and Nash have all these MVP trophies. How many Championships again? 2005 was a good year by the way, Laker fans don't whine about it because it netted Andrew Bynum in the draft.
Incidentally look at the Lakers roster the season before Kobe came to LA: http://www.basketbal...s/LAL/1996.html
He'd probably have had a better roster to join in Charlotte.
Now Jerry West traded away Divac to Charlotte for Kobe in one of the greatest ass fuggings of all time. At that point the Lakers didn't even have a qualiy Center on their roster. The puzzle came together later with the signing of Shaq and other additions to the roster. You gotta get over this Kobe wanted to go to LA to win because of the team that was their. Hell, he barelly even played his first year.
Edited by Kevin Greene, 21 July 2010 - 03:16 AM.