Filed under: Beckett Media, ESPN, just for fun, NBA, Panini, Upper Deck | Tags: 2010 NBA Finals, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA trading cards, Panini America
For those counting at home, the Los Angeles Lakers‘ just-won 16th NBA championship gives transcendent superstar Kobe Bryant five titles for his career. That’s five more than LeBron James, one more than Shaquille O’Neal and just one shy of Michael Jordan.
All that math got us to thinking about what a banner year it’s been for Bryant — and how Beckett’s been there every step of the way.
Here’s how Beckett Basketball started the 2009-10 season:
And here’s Beckett Basketball‘s just-released July/August 2010 cover:
In between, he starred on the cover of Beckett Sports Card Monthly:
Oh, and before all of that, Kobe also appeared on the cover of the 2009-10 Beckett Basketball Price Guide annual:
But Beckett’s year of covering Kobe has included more than just a bunch of pretty pictures. Lots more . . .
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