Playoff stats: 220 G, 25.6 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 4.7 APG, 22.4 PER
Signature game: 2000 NBA Finals, Game 4
Decades from now, fans who got to see Kobe play will truly be able to appreciate just what kind of competitor he was. Moreover, he's hit so many amazing shots throughout the years that fans have almost become numb to how truly amazing he has been. Whether it was Game 2 against Phoenix in 2000, Game 2 against Detroit in the 2004 Finals, or Game 4 against Phoenix again in 2006, his fearlessness with the game on the line and ability to come through time and again have made him one of game's all-time greats. Five rings don't lie.