You hear this discussion all the time. Someone says “Kobe is better than Jordan!” Someone else says “Jordan is 83,246 times better than Kobe!” But the fact of the matter is, there’s no factual information that proves that one is better than the other. Some people rank a player’s greatness by championships, some rank it by individual statistics. There’s no right or wrong answer to this question.
So after hearing Charles Barkley discuss where he thinks Kobe ranks (Chuck says #5) on “Inside the NBA” last night, I thought this would be yet another great time to discuss this issue.
As for my opinion? Well, I don’t have an answer for where Kobe will end ranking among the greats after his career is over. With Kobe still playing, and the possibility of him winning even more championships still in play, I just don’t think we can make a definitive statement just yet as to where he will be viewed in the future. That’s why the poll is worded with right now in there.
For right now though, he’s in my Top 10. I’m extremely confident in saying that. And obviously, if he keeps on winning NBA titles, he’s going to move up. I can’t say with certainty where he ranks in terms of number, but he’s in my Top 10 at this point in his career.
We’ve added a poll just to your right for you to let us know what you think. And feel free to expand on your answer in the comment section below, and let us know why you think Kobe ranks at a certain place.