Many call him the greatest player in the NBA, and you can make numerous arguments in his favor. Some call him the greatest Laker of all-time, and you can make the argument for that as well.
Then, there are the few who deem him the greatest of all-time. That could be a stretch, but still, you can make it an argument.
One thing is not arguable though; Kobe Bryant is one of the best performers ever in the NBA Finals.
With a total of seven appearances in the NBA Finals, Kobe has one more than Jordan, but is short two rings to Jordan’s six.
But the point is, Kobe has been there and done that. He might not be 100% on the biggest stage, but he sure knows how to make it there. So without further ado, I present to you my favorite moments in Kobe’s illustrious history in the NBA Finals!
Kobe and Shaq share their first! (2000)
Without a doubt, 3 of the greatest Lakers ever! (2000)
Kobe and Iverson trash talking in one of my favorite Finals ever! (2001)
Kobe and Shaq go for the board (2001)
Kobe on the ground (2002)
Celebrating after beating the Nets (2002)
Kobe guarding Tayshaun Prince (2004)
Kobe and Shaq after the 2004 NBA Finals
After the long wait, Kobe and the Shaq-less Lakers are back in the Finals against Boston (2008)
Kobe at the podium after losing his second straight NBA Finals (2008)
Kobe Bryant fighting for the loose ball in his second straight Finals appearance (2009)
Kobe showing off his MJ-like leaping skills, after winning against the Magic (2009)
Kobe with his first Finals MVP, and reminding us he has 4 rings, but this time, without 34! (2009)