America is full of die-hard Kobe Bryant fans. They feel the Los Angeles Lakers star can do no wrong. He's invincible.
The other day, TNT commentator and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley claimed that Bryant was one of the top five greatest players in NBA history.
Barkley was a great player and is an outstanding analyst, but that statement is simply disturbing.
Bryant isn't in the top five. No way. Not even close.
Is he in the top 10? Definitely not.
Top 15? Oh, that sounds about right.
Here are 12 players, either retired or still playing, who have had much better careers than No. 24 of the Lakers, a.k.a. the Black Mamba.