He never forced the trade on draft-day from the Hornets to the Lakers?
Would people think he's AS good AS he's currently viewed? would he be viewed as a less great player? I personally think he would, because there's no way he gets anywhere near 5 titles in Charlotte, and that's ultimately what people care about.
However, a young Kobe + Baron Davis backcourt would be.........nasty
Anyways, discuss. What would Kobe's legacy be if he played it out w/ the Hornets? Is he just a T-mac or Vince Carter-type player?
You are assuming he stays a Hornet for the remainder of his career. Kobe wanted out of the Lakers as soon as things weren't going his way. I would think he would have left the Hornets as soon as he got the chance if they weren't competing for championship... especially since he didn't want to play there.