Regardless of if kobe retires with 5 or 6 rings these two things will always be the glaring blemish to kobe being considered the GOAT
What if kobe did win these two ? particularly in 2008 ?
if they won in 2004 i think the lakers might have resigned shaq that year
if they won in 2008 kobe would have his 6 rings already
So what would the nba landscape be like if kobe did not loose those 2 finals 04,08
what would be the perception of him ? in relation to the GOAT discussion ?