Great player, hard worker, killer instinct (although not necessarily clutch), dirtbag human being, terrible teammate
This about sums it up. Also: refers to himself in the third person with a nickname THAT HE MADE UP. Gross.
He's overrated as an all-time great or legend. Amazing scorer and individual talent, but was never someone consistently great at making his teammates better.
I agree with this. Not that he isn't still one of the better players to play but there players from the era I think are better, Shaq being one of them for sure. Also KG and Duncan. But that's not the popular narrative.
When LeBron was catching all hell for going to Miami, Kobe must have been loving that he has never gotten any sort of label as a bandwagoner or guy who "has to team up with other talents to win" because he doesn't have to do it in free agency, the Lakers just do it for him. That's probably what annoys me most, that Kobe gets all the credit for winning any title he has as if he didn't play with the players he has played with.
I'm not a big fan of the label anyways because I think you always need multiple great players but regardless, the narrative was one sided.
Amazing scorer and individual talent, but was never someone consistently great at making his teammates better.Seems like you could be talking about Jordan there.
So Jordan was a terrible teammate? I don't think so.
He learned to play as a team. Started out playing somewhat selfish (though you can debate if he had a real option not to) but he was not selfish in the way Kobe later on when he was winning titles.