Re: ESPN compares Kobe to Pistol Pete...
I have somewhat of a soft spot for Pete, but even I think Kobe is a few good tiers ahead of him. When I was a young kid, Pistol Pete was my hero. My grandfather had dozens of old tapes of Jazz/Hawks games, as Pete was his favorite player. He showed them to me, and I was impressed. I tried to learn all his moves, and pretty much perfected his famous wrist pass. He was one of the greatest highlight reels the NBA has had, but even I consider him overrated.