CBS: Kobe Bryant is often the NBA’s best offensive player, sometimes its best defensive player and always its most feared. Bryant’s ability to make big shots is obvious. But he can shut down the opposing team’s shooting guard, help out on the boards and always draws a double-team on offense. In reality, the shooting guard list begins at No. 2.
1. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers: He has mastered virtually every aspect of the game except how exactly to fit most effectively into the Lakers’ offense. The question isn’t whether he’s the best two guard in the league. It’s where he’ll go down among the greats.