One of the most popular debates among NBA fans and analysts is who is the best player in NBA history and how would particular players perform in different eras. The main problem with this type of debate is that circumstances change and every era has its own rules and one is not applicable to the other.
For fans, the favorite topic for discussion is whether some superstars of today would be capable of scoring more points if they played in the league back in the 90’s for example or, vice versa, would some of the players from the past be equally efficient today.
In a recent interview for ESPN’s show Get Up, among many different topics, Kobe Bryant was asked if he cares at all about being compared or even regarded as the best players in NBA history. He simply said he really doesn’t care about that ever since he retired from the league but knows these debates are interesting for the fans who engage with them on a daily basis.
It’s hard for people to believe, but I really don’t care. I’ve moved on! So you have a career, you do the best you can and for 20 years I was fortunate enough to play. And then you shelf it and its done. You move on to the next things. So now I’m focused on the next 20 years. Those debates are entertaining I’m sure and it’s fun for people to engage in those but for me personally, it doesn’t matter