Unfortunately, Kobe is out for the playoffs, and it is uncertain when he will be back in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform after his Achilles injury. In his storied career, he has teamed up with some of the most dynamic players in the purple and gold.
These players, along with Kobe's drive, are major factors for his five NBA championships.
It seemed like an ideal time to rank Kobe's sidekicks throughout his history with the Lakers. We talked big men and other guards that were vital on making Kobe the man he is today.
Which sidekick do you think was the most important to Kobe? Let us know in the comments below.
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