I'm sorry, but Lakerfool, you would do much better for yourself if you just watched the game and not commented on a message board, you are one of the biggest instigators I have ever seen, your posts inspire most, if not all people to take a step back and say, "what the [expletive] is he talking about", and regardless of if I get banned for saying that, at least I spoke the truth.
Daco, you are an intelligent poster and I like the discussions you bring to the board. All I would say in response is that I think longevity depends on the player and training staff largely, but you can't deny that college ball back then was a lot better. I think that you do ultimately have a problem with Kobe, and you can't stand it when other people make the case for him.
It's an extremely easy cop out to attack somebody when they are unable to dissect their argument. You're angry because you have no counter-argument, so you lash out attacking me, instead of my post. It's a cowardly way out, but if that's how you choose to make an argument, by all means go for it. You just come out losing the argument.