Kobe Bryant was one of the most influential figures in Los Angeles Lakers franchise history. He was a player who won 5 championships with the team. Bryant is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, and some people even think he’s the GOAT of the entire sport of basketball.
The Los Angeles Lakers franchise has brought in a lot of elite players for the franchise. Most people would include Kobe Bryant among the best players that ever made the team. However, Jason Williams has made waves claiming Kobe Bryant isn’t in the top 5 of the “greatest Lakers of all time”.“.
“Kobe’s not as high on my list as people really think he should be,” Williams said. “I’m not even sure he’s in the top five best Lakers of all time.”
Jason Williams has since clarified those Kobe Bryant comments via Instagram, saying Kobe Bryant was the Lakers’ best player of all time. Williams claimed his rationale for saying Kobe Bryant wasn’t one of the top 5 Lakers was because he thought the conversation was about the greatest players to ever don a Lakers uniform from the point of view. view of pure basketball. Thus, Williams had Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and LeBron James ahead of Kobe Bryant.
What are the good people? ! So I noticed that I kind of stirred the pot last week with my Kobe comments. I’ve seen some of your comments, but not nearly all of them… Some are positive, some less positive!!! The anger some people have about this conversation is awesome to me because it means you care!! Now that that’s said, let me explain what I meant last week. First of all: KOBE BEAN BRYANT is the greatest LAKER of all time!!! PERIOD!!!
In the conversation you all heard, I thought we were talking about ALL of the greatest NBA players EVER who wore the Lakers purple and gold jersey for at least ONE season. I wasn’t talking about the greatest LAKER of all time…because of course it’s Kobe!!! Kobe IS the Lakers!!!
But in what I was saying, I was thinking WILT, KAREEM, MAGIC, SHAQ, LEBRON… (These are my top 5 players who have ever played in a Laker jersey *in no particular order* in case you were wondering!) …those of the players who in my opinion were/are better than KOBE!! That’s just my opinion ! That doesn’t mean it’s a fact!!
So nevermind if I hurt any of your feelings, that’s just my opinion!!! I love this game and I respect this game!! It has nothing to do with Kobe busting my team’s ass pretty much every time we faced them either. Really the only difference between my opinion and your opinion is that I just played against some of these guys we’re talking about and that’s it!! And I’ll do you better… The people I named are way above my talent level!!!! Legends!! Goats!!!
There is no doubt that Kobe Bryant meant a lot to the Los Angeles Lakers franchise, and many fans around the world still love him for his toughness and love of the game. His sneakers are still incredibly popular, with previous reports suggesting NBA players are spending over “5 figures” to acquire a pair of Bryant’s shoes.
It’s good to see Jason Williams clarify his comments about Kobe Bryant, and it’s clear he’s just stating his opinion and not trying to offend anyone. Hopefully fans are happy with his reasoning, although there will obviously be people who disagree with his thought process.