Kobe Bryant is widely respected in the NBA as one of the best players of all time and his many accolades throughout his 18 seasons in the league back that up.
However, Bryant’s 2014 All-Star jacket really puts it into perspective just how successful he’s been over the course of his NBA career.
Each achievement is represented in a patch that is placed in the ‘W,’ which stands for West, on the front of the jacket. Kobe’s patches are overflowing to the point where the ‘W’ is almost illegible.
Not only does it include his five NBA Championship Titles, two NBA Finals MVP’s and one league MVP but he also has a special patch for winning the 1997 Slam Dunk Competition. He’s played in 16 All Star games and been crowned All Star MVP four times. Bryant was also named scoring champion in back-to-back seasons, 2005-2006 and 2006-2007.
However, Kobe is not the only one with an extremely decorated jacket. As many may have already expected, Lebron James’ jacket is filled with achievement patches as well. Kobe is leading in NBA Championships with five to Lebron’s two and both are tied with two Finals MVPs. James’ jacket also includes two All Star MVP’s in 10 apperances, four league MVP’s and one scoring champion from the 2007-2008 season.
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