It's hard to believe that, given Kobe's lengthy body of work, he's just 30 years old. But he is. Kobe was finally able to lead the Lakers back to the finals for the first time without Shaq last season, only to come up a little bit short.
Kobe and the Lakers are back this season, looking as strong as ever. The debate about whether he or LeBron James is the best player in the league is ongoing, and you could probably put them as numbers 1 and 1-A.
Bryant is averaging 27 points, six rebounds, and five assists per game in his 13th NBA season, and, like Duncan and KG, is showing no signs of slowing down.
He could wind up being the second-best shooting guard of all-time, and it's also hard to believe that he's only won one MVP award.