ESPN caught up to Kobe Bryant in Brazilthe Lakers weren?t even in his final twodecided he had a better shot in Chicago
Bryant?s overpowering will, so much like Jordan?s, is tragic in the sense that it tends to be indiscriminate in whom it destroys. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports
life after basketball will be difficult for himhis most recent healthy seasonHoward played in two fewer games than Bryant and attempted half as many shotsthe history of the franchisedesire to leave a lasting impression in Northeast Ohioliving legacy in San AntonioFollow me on Twitter @RussBengtson