First and foremost I am not trolling here but simply wanting to get a a better understanding from some of the posters here who actually are basketball 'experts'.
I dont really post here often but i do read a lot of the forum questions and replies you guys post.
I started watching the NBA in 2002 and IMO Kobe has been the best player I've ever seen and I base that off his footwork, his athleticism, total offensive arsenal and his sheer willingness to win at all costs (which I think a lot of you guys take for granted).
Theres a lot of hate on this man and I dont understand why people do not consider him to be the greatest to play the game? Is it because Michael was such a god during his time and his name as well as influence worldwide makes him untouchable? Or is there actually something that MJ can do/did that Kobe can never accomplish?
I dont think i can ever consider the Lebron to be the GOAT and not because of the idea that he is 'mentally weak' or 'unloyal' the man is a beast but I put him in the tier with Bird/Kareem/Olajuwon.
To me there are only 3 people that i see mentioning as the possible candidates to be the greatest and those are Kobe-MJ-Magic.
So to keep this short: Why cant Kobe be the Greatest?