We asked our readers to pick “Which player they would like to see win a ring this year?” And the results are…
- Kobe Bryant: 54% (64 votes)
- Kevin Garnett: 28% (35 votes)
- Paul Pierce: 6% (8 votes)
- Ray Allen: 6% (8 votes)
- Derek Fisher: 3% (4 votes)
- Sam Cassell: 1% (2 votes)
Overwhelmingly Kobe huh? It’s interesting after everything this guy has been through, he still demands such a following. Number one in jersey sales (remember he did switch numbers though), huge Nike deal, tons of commercials, an MVP, and more Jordan comparisons than ever. It was just a couple of years ago that Kobe was hated on a national and possibly global level (aside from China). It was also just last year that this guy was demanding things like a spoiled child, yet the LA fans can’t help but chant “M-V-P” every chance they get.
I’ll admit that he’s been growing on me as a basketball player, but the rest of the baggage that comes with him still has me baffled.
Your thoughts? Why did you vote for Kobe? Are you ready for someone to surpass Jordan as the best ever? Do you just hate KG? Shout it!