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Jason Williams questions Kobe Bryant’s greatness: "I’m not even sure he’s on the top 5 of the all-time greatest Lakers"

Kobe Bryant won five titles but Jason Williams questions The Black Mamba's place among the all-time greatest list.
Jason Williams shares some interesting views on Kobe Bryant

Jason Williams shares some interesting views on Kobe Bryant

Jason Williams starts his attempt at being relevant again by questioning Kobe Bryant’s greatness. His statement caught the attention of fans, but he might receive more criticism than messages of support.

Questioning Kobe Bryant’s greatness

White Chocolate and Kobe Bryant faced each other 39 times, with the Lakers legend holding a 26-13 advantage. Kobe owned Williams, and it could be one of the factors for JWill’s response on The Black Mamba’s place among all-time greats.

“I haven’t really thought about where I got Kobe but Kobe’s not as high on my list as people would really think he should be like. I’m not even sure he’s on the top five of all time greatest Lakers.”

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His statements elicited different reactions from others who joined him on the Players Choice podcast. It’s almost blasphemous for Bryant’s fans to even question his greatness. But, on the other hand, his critics claim he was just a pure scorer who won titles teaming up with other good players.

Where should Kobe be ranked among the greats?

Kobe’s place among the greats is already cemented, but the question remains: where do we rank him? ESPN listed him 10th in the NBA’s 75 greatest players list. Some would rank him higher, some not, but it’s impossible to neglect his greatness.

Kobe was the closest player in the mold of Michael Jordan and probably the only player who could match his intensity in dominating games. He stayed loyal and mentored a lot of superstars today, so his impact goes beyond the basketball court. Meanwhile, Magic Johnson, who many consider as the greatest Laker of all time, believes Kobe is the greatest Laker.

“For 20 years, excellence. For 20 years, Kobe Bryant has never cheated the game, he has never cheated us as fans. He has played through injury, he has played hurt and we have five championships banners to show for it. For the last 20 years, this man has been the biggest and greatest celebrity we have had in this town. He is not only a great sport icon but also the greatest to wear the purple and gold.”

If Magic votes for Bryant as the greatest Laker ever, who are we to argue with him. Others would have different takes on it, but Kobe is up in the top five for sure. 

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