He’s ready to get back to the office and show off the latest version. After a short-lived return during the 2013-2014 season, Kobe Bryant is eagerly waiting to upgrade to six or more rings.
Bryant is currently the NBA’s highest paid player, earning $7 million dollars more than the next highest contract. But injuries and a retooling team have brought the player from another galaxy back to earth. Bryant was recently ranked as the 24th best player by Sports Illustrated , just the type of thing he takes note of to fuel his competitive fire. Some basketball gamers were flabbergasted by NBA 2K15’s initial player ranking of 89 for the five-time champion, lower than his senior, Tim Duncan.
Observers are skeptical of the newest Kobe model. After all of these years can he really keep modifying the specs? Have his competitors who’ve studied his blueprint caught up or surpassed him? Fall is here, and five is no longer in style. Duncan and Bryant are both in line battling to be the first one to get number six.