Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Kobe Bryant on Lebron James "One aint going to cut it."


Lebron James has finally obtained his first NBA championship. That doesn't seem to impressed Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. At team USA practices this week Bryant subtly reminded him that winning just one title doesn't really cut it.

Bryant told Ian Thomsen of Sports Illustrated:
 "One championship doesn't get it, you know what I'm saying? So for me, when we won one, it was a little different because it was, like you know, Michael (Jordan) had six, Magic (Johnson) had five. So me and Shaq (O'Neal) both were like, man, we got to get some more. One ain't going to cut it."
 
Bryant is right. In the pantheon of great players, winning one title isn't enough. LeBron's legacy will always include the fact he is a champion now that he has won a title, and nobody can take that away from him.

But if he wants to be remembered as one of the truly elite players in NBA history with the likes of Jordan, Magic, Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain and Kobe, he'll need to keep compiling the rings.

And don't think Kobe won't remind him of that fact.
 "Yeah, I mean, since the last time we were here I got two,'' said Bryant, extending the vowel the way Jordan extended his fingertips after making his last championship shot in Utah. He let the "two'' hang out there without rushing onto the next sentence. "Dirk got one. He (James) got one.''
Has Bryant reminded James of the championship score?
"Not yet,'' he said. "I will. I will.''

1 comment:

Bobsince58 said...

Seem to have forgotten a fellow with six; the NBA’a all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar!