Jerry West: “LeBron has surpassed Kobe as a player”

Wow, interesting story out of Washington DC today. Jerry West, architect of the Lakers three world titles at the beginning of this decade, and the man credited with “discovering” Kobe Bryant told Reuters Monday that LeBron James has surpassed him.

“If I had to have somebody make a last-second shot, it would be Kobe Bryant,” said West, architect of the great Lakers teams from Magic Johnson years in the 1980s through the Shaquille O’Neal clubs of the early 2000s.

“But even though it’s hard for me to be objective, because I brought Kobe to Los Angeles, I do think LeBron has surpassed Kobe as a player.”

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  • Hogthelegend

    Sourpu$# Jerry. Stuff ain’t happening for you anymore that’s why you need to stir things up. Lakers should cancel your family’s pass at Staples. Big geriatric troll.

  • Laker Fan

    I think Jerry West put it out their intentionally to “motivate Kobe” for the rest of the playoffs and when he plays against Lebron in the Finals.

    Jerry West loves Kobe! Jerry West and Kobe are tight (very close).