In a very short time Kobe Bryant will be eligible to be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
With the career stats like these, he is most certainly a first ballot inductee.
Points per game: 25.0
Rebounds per game: 5.2
Assists per game 4.7
Field Goal %: 44.7
3 Point Field Goal %: 32.9
Free Throw %: 83.7
Bonus - 81 points against Toronto on January 22, 2006
At the start of the 2006-2007 season, half way through his career, Kobe changed his number from 8 to 24. His stats are eerily similar with both numbers. A remarkable task considering how many athletes decline towards the end of their careers.
Which Kobe do you like better or think was the better player?