If I am building a NBA franchise there are about twenty guys I would take over Kobe Bryant but if you asked me to pick the guy I want for one a one year playoff run I would take Kobe without hesitation. He is the Michael Jordan of this generation. He wants the ball. He demands the ball. He takes the shot. In game 2 when Kobe gave the ball up to Steve Blake it wasn’t because he didn’t want the shot. He didn’t have a shot and I guarantee it eats Kobe up inside knowing he couldn’t take it. He hits, he shoots again. He misses, he shoots again. He gives more effort than anyone on the court and he is a warrior. I don’t throw out the Sports/Military comparisons often but for Kobe I will. I want him on that wall. I want him in the trenches. I want him on the frontlines. Win or lose Kobe Bryant is the man I want with the ball in his hands.