Kobe is so out here. What else can you really say about the dude that hasn't been said already? Ring number 4. No Shaq. We all know the story. Yeah, there could have been a little more competition, a little more tension (a little more Lebron maybe). But either way, it's only right to take a moment out to reflect on a ridiculous season and a major career milestone for one of the absolute best ever to pick up a basketball. In that spirit, let's take a trip to '96, when a certain 18 year-old started to show the league the shape of things to come. True talent is undeniable.