and no, he won't exceed it either.
he'll be 34 in three mos. that's a lot of mileage with 16 years in the league and 7 deep playoff runs (5 rings and 2 runner ups).
he's in phenomenal shape but mother nature will make him lose a quarter step in the next year and then the downhill drop will be pretty quick every year thereafter
they need to make wholesale changes in personnel and it means giving up a guy like Gasol
Odom, the lengthy 6th man helped them a lot, they really missed him
by the time they get all the pieces, Kobe will be 36 or 37, maybe older
Phil Jackson nor Pat Riley are walkin' through the door
and Dwight Howard is not coming
Kobe's window is closing very quickly, and maybe too far closed to re-open
MICHAEL JORDAN FOREVER
the Magic don't look that impressive right now but that's because of the matchup problems vs the Hawks. maybe van gundy can figure something out. either way, the winner of this series will most likely beat the Bulls. i actually like the Hawks chances to beat the Bulls even better than the Magic's, but both of those teams have a better than 50% chance, even without home court advantage, to beat the bulls
write it down and remember me when it happens