Re: ESPN compares Kobe to Pistol Pete...
I think the wild card for Kobe is having Phil as his coach. If anybody can channel his individual greatness into team greatness it will be Phil. In fact, I think that the challenge is what brought Phil back to the Lakers.
In reality, players are different. I don't ever expect Kobe to be the type of player/leader that Magic was. If he leads the Lakers to more championships I could careless if people still call him a selfish ballhog. He is who he is.