The debate begins as Kobe and the Lakers rallied to beat the Denver Nuggets in a amazing playoff run. They have defininatly earned the opportunity to play for the right to be called the NBA's best. The question still remains, can Kobe win it all withoout the BIG MAN Shaquille O'Neal? Last year the Lakers put up little resistance against a loaded Boston Celtics bench.
Kobe and the Lakers are playing at the top of their game with the bench players stepping up in game 6 against the Nuggets. If they play like they did in game 6 I believe that Kobe will finally silence the nay-sayers and get that elusive "fourth" ring. Just like Michael Jordan once said after getting the chance to play in the Finals "It don't mean a thing, unless you got that ring"!