The list of accolades for Kobe Bryant is just about as long as anyone else in NBA history. When you think about it, after all, what hasn't Kobe done?
He's scored 81 points in a game, the second most of all time. He's won two scoring titles, been to 13 All-Star games (where he's won 4 MVP awards, tied for the most ever) and he's currently sixth on the all-time scoring list.
Kobe hasn't just been an offensive player, though, as he's also been named to the NBA's First Team All-Defense team nine times.
Despite wining only one regular season MVP award, Bryant has won five NBA titles and has been the Finals MVP for two of those title runs. Bryant is also one of the most clutch players in NBA history, and we may never see a player who reminds us of Michael Jordan as much as KB24 does.
I have Bryant higher on this list than most because at the end of the day, why do you play the game? To win. Winning is something that Bryant has done time and time again throughout his career while being the best player of his generation.
However, if Kobe wins another NBA title (or two), then he will definitely move up higher on this list and could even finish as the second best (or the best, depending on opinion) basketball player of all time.