Texas Lakers Fan wrote:therealdeal wrote:I'm surprised people are voting so much for the Gold Medal game. Game 6 was his first NBA title. Doesn't that count for something?
Yes, but winning gold medal > winning a title (IMO)
I disagree. I think the degree of difficulty of winning a title is MUCH greater when you are taking into consideration how stacked where the USA teams Kobe played with... He didn't have to do much, none of the players did, they were so talented and deep.
In this case I voted for the 2008 game because it was Kobe's first gold medal, he took over in the clutch, plus that 2000 finals' series was Kobe's worst championship series (it wasn't that bad, and he was injured, but still).
BUT, if we were talking about any other finals' series where the Lakers won I would vote for the 'chip.