Los Angeles Lakers: Why Kobe Bryant Will Win Another NBA Title

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has had one of the most illustrious careers in NBA history.

He's been selected to 14 consecutive All-Star games, 13 All-NBA teams, 11 All-Defensive teams and his 29,484 career points rank fifth all-time.

But from watching and hearing Kobe, it's clear that he's most proud of the five NBA championships he's won. And Bryant is far from complacent: He's on a mission, willing to do all it takes, to win a sixth title.

Kobe spoke to the L.A. Times about that elusive championship in February.

I'm obsessed about it. I've got to get it. It's just one of those things. I can think of nothing else.

As a kid growing up, that's all I saw. I watched [Larry] Bird, I watched Magic [Johnson] and I watched [Michael] Jordan win multiple titles. You just kind of grow up saying this is how it should be. This is what I must do. I want another one.

With that kind of mentality, Kobe will leave this game with at least one more championship.

Just look at what he's done this year.

In the regular season, Bryant averaged 38.5 minutes per game, which was the fourth-best in the NBA. It is truly remarkable that Bryant, at age 33 and in his 16th year in the league, having already played 48,310 minutes (including playoffs) before the season, was able to play that much. And it's not as if Bryant was completely healthy all year, it's just that he'll do anything to help the Lakers win.

Furthermore, he also shot a lot, leading the league with 23 attempts per game and finishing with 27.9 points per game (second in NBA). 

Some could deduce from those numbers that Bryant is too selfish. Truthfully, his high number of shot attempts are due to him understanding the lack of scorers on the Lakers, and the need for him to take over offensively. 

And Bryant's will to win and the team's de...

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