Kobe Bryant suffered a horrific injury toward the conclusion of the 2012-13 season, which will make it difficult for him to eclipse Michael Jordan as the greatest player of all time.
In the interest of full disclosure, I am the same person who argued the two-time Finals MVP is not yet a top-five player in the history of basketball. Hence, Bryant still has to leapfrog a series of players before reaching Jordan.
That may be difficult, but not impossible.
There are a couple of obstacles that stand in the path of Bryant’s ascension, and we will look at the biggest ones. The Lakers’ all-time leading scorer must demonstrate his undisputed place as the league’s best on the way to his sixth and seventh titles to enter the discussion of G.O.A.T.
Thus, Bryant must also secure MVP trophies as well as NBA Finals trophies during the course of these would-be championship campaigns.
Now that the road to Jordan is set, we can have a look at the landmines that may trip up the Lakers superstar and prevent him for attaining these lofty achievements.