Things to consider:
- He has watched every great player in history.
- He is aware about the strengths and weaknesses of every era.
- He watched a TON of Laker games (so it's not like he was being hyped into believing it) and has seen more games than anyone else on this site.
- As far as I know, he has no agenda. Completely unbiased opinion here.
- This is John freaking Wooden. He knew more about basketball than you could ever hope. He would laugh in your face if you ever presented him with a bunch of trash stats to make your case, he understands that there is more to the game.
- Jerry "the GOAT talent evaluator" West named Kobe as the top 5 players ever right? If you are going to agree with him on everything, then why ignore this?