Emulate The Greats
Let’s call it what it is: Kobe Bryant’s basketball existence has always been about catching up to (and attempting to surpass) Michael Jordan. If he’s not better than Mike, he’s the closest one. What better way to keep his name in the best ever argument than do one more thing MJ never did. After winning ring number six, Jordan walked away from the game for a second time at 34-years-old. In his 13th year, Jordan dropped 28.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists a game for the Bulls but there’s always that thought that he walked away a little too soon. At 34, Kobe’s numbers on the board read 27.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and six assists per night before he tore his achilles. Two more productive seasons like that only add to Bryant’s legacy and boost his standings in the all-time greats conversation.