Originally Posted by Frank Foley
Jerry is one of the most self-critical people who ever lived, and he loves Kobe like a son. You think he'd ever say something to prop himself up at Kobe's expense?
Magic made the finals nine times in 11 years, IIRC (correct me if I'm wrong); I don't think the argument that he didn't make the finals enough holds water. If you really wanna go there, Kobe's "only" made the finals seven times, and there were a couple of years when he arguably got eliminated too early.
Not a bad argument......but it still doesn't change that Kobe is better.
If I am biased in this matter, I am definitely biased in Magic's favor.....but have to be honest.....Kobe has beat him out. I NEVER thought I'd see the day that I would say that.