Kobe has one more ring to go and he will have the same amount of Jordan ( 6 rings ). At what point will people say he is the greatest player ever? He is still somewhat young at 31 and you have to think that his chances of winning another ring or even more are pretty darn good.
Jordan will always be the greatest to me, no matter what others accomplish, but you have to give credit where credit is due. Although it is obvious that Kobe has copied Jordans game. When he was standing on the table and celebrating, I immediately thought of Jordan doing the same thing.
Like him or hate him, Kobe is the best player in basketball today.
Lebron is not even in the discussion. It will be almost impossible for him to ever catch up to these guys.
World Wide Wes has been telling everyone that he believes LeBron James(notes) is leaning hard toward signing with the Chicago Bulls. No one can be certain if basketball’s most famous middleman has been whispering honest insights to friends or amping the anxiety of Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert. Just know this: It wasn’t until Tom Thibodeau – who swore he never again wanted an agent – signed with William Wesley’s CAA that the Chicago Bulls grew serious about the coach’s candidacy.
Something pushed Bulls officials to get on a plane, fly to Los Angeles on the eve of the NBA Finals and meet with the Boston Celtics assistant coach. Within 48 hours, the Bulls had a deal for Thibodeau to become their head coach. For several weeks, the Bulls had chances to interview him. They never did. Just a year ago, Thibodeau couldn’t get offers from the Sacramento Kings, Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia Sixers and Minnesota Timberwolves. The Celtics see him as a career assistant and wouldn’t even consider him as a candidate to replace Doc Rivers.
What do you guys think about this? He says it is to honor Jordan, " no one should wear his number". At first, my thought was who cares? But, this is a pure marketing play to sell more jerseys and make more doe. I guess if you can do it, why not? On the hand, how much money does this guy need or want? We know Jordan did this way back, when he went from 23 to 45, then Kobe did it a few years back and now Lebron.
The funny thing is when Jordan changed his number it didn't even hit me what he was doing, but he clearly did to to sell more jerseys and make more money. It was pretty smart of him at the time.