On drive-time sports talk radio today, they were debating whether Kobe is one of the top 10 players of all time. I'd say yes, probably -- this is my list of the top 12.
Criteria: (1) Huge alll-time numbers, (2) starred on more than one NBA title team, (3) score high on the advanced stats at basketball-reference.com -- Player Efficiency Rating and Win Shares -- even though I don't completely understand those.
Bill Russell, I take on faith a little bit. His offensive stats are not that great, of course, but he has the highest career Defensive Win Shares total, plus all those rings.
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