Kobe Bryant’s Greatness Defined by Championship Rings, Not Scoring Records (Podcast)

Kobe BryantKobe Bryant became the youngest NBA player to ever score 30,000 points on Wednesday night, but should that matter? After all, Bryant already has five championship rings, 14 All-Star game appearances and a NBA MVP award to boot.

The 34-year-old Lakers guard will go down in history as one of the all-time greats, but does his prolific scoring ability move him ahead of the likes of Michael Jordan or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?

NESN.com NBA writer Ben Watanabe stopped by the podcast on Thursday to discuss Bryant’s record with NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette. The two also discussed LeBron James‘ Sportsman of the Year win, whether the Celtics need another big man this season and if changing the Hornets to the Pelicans is a good idea.

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