Kobe Bryant: How Important Is It For Him To Win His Sixth Championship?

After signing the top three free-agents in the best free-agent class in history, the Miami Heat received an unprecedented amount of attention. 

From the moment LeBron James said, "I'll be taking my talents to South Beach," the hype for the Heat grew exponentially.

Unfortunately, for Heat lovers, their dream perfect season was brought down from the clouds in their very first regular season game.

While Heat haters would love to reminisce on this first loss, and say that this very first game is a sign for things to come for Miami, I think it's safe to say that Miami played a terrible game, and only lost by eight points to an experienced Boston Celtics team.

Later that night, Kobe Bryant broke yet another Los Angeles Lakers record.

During the Lakers opening night victory against the Houston Rockets, Bryant became the all-time leader in seasons played by a Los Angeles Laker.  

Laker great Magic Johnson played 13 years for the team, while Laker greats Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Elgin Baylor and Jerry West played 14 years for the franchise.

As the Black Mamba keeps climbing both the Los Angeles Lakers, and NBA record books, one has to wonder, where he will place amongst the NBA greats if he wins his sixth title. 

There are many ways to view Bryant's sixth potential championship.

The first, is Bryant surpassing all-time great Magic Johnson.

While many view Johnson as the greatest Laker to ever play, a sixth championship for Bryant will make it harder to validate that statement for the leader of "showtime". 

Members of the Showtime era helped bring five championships to the city of L.A. 

If the Lakers do three-peat this June, Bryant (and Derek Fisher) will stand alone at the top with six. 

Six for Bryant, also signifies tying the greatest player in NBA history, Michael Jordan. The player w...

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