Kobe Bryant is now playing his 15th season in the NBA. It feels like it was just yesterday that he was first drafted by the Charlotte Hornets as a young-and-skinny 17-year-old.
Since then he's given us several highlight moments playing for the Los Angeles Lakers and he has won five NBA championships.
Now aiming for his sixth NBA title, people are starting to question if he still has what it takes.
Detractors want to know if Kobe's best years are over. Is he even one of the five best players in the league anymore?
Let's break this down.