Within the last couple of years, most people have come to the conclusion that LeBron James is the best basketball player in the NBA, especially as Kobe Bryant has gotten older. While James will undoubtedly go down as one of the best players in the history of the NBA, so too will Kobe.
This point may have been lost on ESPN analyst and noted Celtics fan Bill Simmons. Before Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Simmons went on a rant imploring people to appreciate everything James does on the court instead of constantly criticizing him. His point may be a valid one, but this one line is sure to not sit well with Kobe fans:
We waited 15 years to see from Jordan to this.
It’s possible that Simmons was simply caught up in the moment and forgot about Kobe. Nevertheless, while fans could appreciate James more, they can also serve not to forget arguably the greatest player of this generation, and that is Kobe Bryant. Check out the video above posted by YouTube user, Bennett Spector.
(h/t Bleacher Report)