Kobe Bryant Photo Gallery: The Finals Years

Kobe Bryant.

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)

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Without a doubt, 3 of the greatest Lakers ever! (2000)

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Image source: ESPN.com

Kobe and Iverson trash talking in one of my favorite Finals ever! (2001)

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Image source: Knox News

Kobe and Shaq go for the board (2001)

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Photo Source: SI.com

Kobe on the ground (2002)

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Photo Source: Puma Images

Celebrating after beating the Nets (2002)

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Photo Source: USA Today

Kobe guarding Tayshaun Prince (2004)

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Photo Source: SI.com

Kobe and Shaq after the 2004 NBA Finals

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Photo Source: SI.com

After the long wait, Kobe and the Shaq-less Lakers are back in the Finals against Boston (2008)

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Kobe at the podium after losing his second straight NBA Finals (2008)

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Photo source: Zimbio.com

Kobe Bryant fighting for the loose ball in his second straight Finals appearance (2009)

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Photo Source: Zimbio.com

Kobe showing off his MJ-like leaping skills, after winning against the Magic (2009)

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Photo Source: SI.com

Kobe with his first Finals MVP, and reminding us he has 4 rings, but this time, without 34! (2009)

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And now, Kobe celebrating after knocking out the rivaled Boston Celtics, in revengeful fashion to win #5! (2010)


Photo Source: Y! Sports

Congrats to the 2010 NBA Champion, Los Angeles Lakers!



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