Kobe Bean Bryant is 4th all time in scoring trailing only 3 people: Michael Jordan who is the Greatest of all time, Karl Malone, and Wilt Chamberlain. Kobe is the closest thing to Michael Jordan with his competitive nature, his ability to seal the deal, and get the job done NO MATTER THE CIRCUMSTANCES. His skillset mixed with his ability to shoot the ball as well as get to the basket makes him a top ten player. His moves (Which he stole from Michael Jordan) makes him appear fast and quick; when in reality it is all footwork. Sure Kobe only has one MVP, 2 Finals MVP, 2 rings without Shaq, but his game and game-closing ability cannot be ignored which makes him top 10 EASILY.
BTW my top ten:
Success wise , Kobe would be top 10 , but let's compare him to the other 11. MJ , not only is he better offensively since he won 8 more scoring titles , but also won DPOY. Also their stats maybe farthere apart than assumed. For example , Jordan avgs 30 6 and 5 , while Kobe averages 25 5 5. See the difference? Not to mention Jordan won 6 MVPS , and 6 Finals MVPS in 15 years. While Kobe won 1 MVP , and only 2 Finals MVPS in 18 years.