Bryant shoots to kill
It comes down to a jump ball between two different kinds of Lakers, doesn't it?
Kobe Bryant is the better player, Magic Johnson the better performer.
Kobe is a cold-blooded assassin; Magic is Showtime charm and smiles.
Lakers fans respect Kobe; they adore Magic.
Enough with sentiment.
The truth is this: If I had to win one game to save the world and prove the Mayans wrong, I'd go with Kobe. He's the greatest player we've seen since Michael Jordan — even Jordan says so.
Name another player today who would cut out your heart — and any other organ — to win?