By Montezz Allen
Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant is an all-time great. There’s no denying it. He’s the greatest Laker of all time, if you ask me.
Shoot, I’ll go even further — he’s the second greatest player of all time.
Yeah, I said it …
Bryant’s a five-time champion; he has won two NBA Finals MVPs, one regular-season MVP and has led the league in scoring twice. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. His level of commitment to his craft, as well to the Lakers’ franchise goes without saying.
Bryant’s a Laker for life. He practically bleeds purple and gold.
That said, in a recent interview with ESPN’s Andy Katz during the NBA draft combine, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak mentioned that Bryant will have little to NO say in deciding who their next head coach will be.
“From time to time we ask his advice,” said Kupchak. “He really won’t weigh in on something like this. I’m not even sure that we’ll talk to him prior to the interviews. But from time to time, he is in our facility, I’ll go downstairs and talk to him about a bunch of different things.”