I got West right outside the top 10. I can't put a guy that lost 8 finals series and won only 1 championship ahead of Kobe. I just can't do that, and most people won't do that either. I also have Big O right outside of the top 10... like most other people.
Havlicek was good, but 20 ppg (44% shooting), 4.8 apg, 6.3 rpg isn't even close to Kobe. He was a winner as evidenced by his 8 titles, but he wasn't what Kobe has been in the NBA. Dr. J was nice, but his stats pale in comparison to Kobe as well. He was definitely an innovator and helped change the game of basketball and I respect him for that (as well as his game), but he just wasn't as good as Kobe Bryant is. Lastly, Mikan? Seriously? He was the pioneer for big men, but once the lane was widened he was rendered ineffective because of his lack of athleticism. He also played in the most watered down era of hoops.
Jerry West averaged more points, rebounds, assists, and steals than Kobe and only has 1 title because he happened to play every year against arguably the best team ever assembled in Boston.
John Havlicek was the leading scorer on 8 championship teams, averaged more rebounds, steals, blocks, and assists than Kobe, in his prime was very much like Lebron James with seasons like 28 ppg, 9rbg, 7apg. He was also the best defender in the NBA for his position for most of his career. If anything he should be higher on my list.
Dr, J statistics are better than Kobe's. he averaged 24.2 ppg for his career. Kobe averages 25.5. Dr J averaged 8.5 rpg. Kobe averages 4 rpg. Dr. J averaged 4.2 apg, Kobe averaged 4.7 apg. Dr J has a better fg %.
Dr J also averaged more steals and blocks per game.
So Dr J at worst is even statistically with Kobe and in my opinion he has better stats.
And George Mikan was never obsolete. He only played 7 professional seasons and had 5 titles. He had an average season after breaking his leg and missing 18 months of basketball forcing him to retire.
He also changed the game forever bringing it to the mainstream.