That's a great perspective and very true. It's something that's inside and not really influenced by external factor's. Even if LeBron wins a ring this year people will still say Kobe is #1 just because it's appropriate and relevant to the times but in 5 year's there opinion will change. From what I remember when Jordan was on the wizards he wasn't the best player in the league, either from his numbers or what he's doing, he was the best player in the league because he's Michael Jordan and the reputation and legacy he created for himself. Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, or Tracy Mcgrady was the best player in the league at that time.
how you gonna compare mikes legacy at age 40 to kobe now tho
Dudes actin like Kobe's career is done after this year and what not. Look if LBJ gets that ring I'm 100% sure you won't hear anyone saying Kobe is the best anymore, because Bron will be certified.What do you expect dudes to say right now? Kobe is the defending champion and still top 2 in the L at worst, you put those factors together and most would call dude the best, not to mention they all played against him