5 Reasons Kobe Bryant will be the GOAT

marvin whitingContributor ISeptember 30, 2009

5 Reasons Kobe Bryant will be the GOAT

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17:  Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates on stage during the 2009 NBA Championship Victory Parade at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on June 17, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Toughness

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 19:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives the ball against  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers as Kobe  hunches over after he injures his hand during the first quarter at Staples Center on January 19, 2009 in

Work Ethic

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Desire to Win

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    ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 14:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers points down the court during Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals against the Orlando Magic on June 14, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. The Lakers won 99-86. NOTE TO USER:  User expres

Basketball IQ

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    ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 14:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to move the ball against Courtney Lee #11 of the Orlando Magic in Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 14, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. The Lakers won 99-86.  NOTE TO

Talent

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    DENVER - MAY 25:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots against Carmelo Anthony #15 of the Denver Nuggets in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 25, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO US