Was there ever really a question as to who would be number 1 here? Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players in NBA history. A first-ballot Hall of Famer who has accomplished everything he possibly could in the NBA, it’s sad to know that Bryant’s career is coming to an end soon.
Kobe’s accolades are absolutely ridiculous. He is a 5x NBA champion and 2x NBA Finals MVP. He won the regular season MVP in 2008, is a 18x All-Star, 11x All-NBA First Team, 9x All-Defensive First Team, and 2x scoring champion. He is also third on the all-time regular season and playoff scoring lists.
The 76ers were a team who needed a star and while they didn’t go wrong with Iverson, who was great in his own right, Kobe is simply at another level and very likely would bring the Sixers the NBA championship that has eluded the franchise for more than 30 years.