Kobe has eliminated more 50 win teams from the playoffs than any other player

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Imagine how many rings Kobe would have if he played in the Eastern Conference. Maybe 6-7. Look how easy it was for him to eliminate the tougher Western Conference teams. It would be a breeze for him against the East.

Record vs 50-win playoff teams

  • Jordan 20-7
  • Hakeem 10-9
  • Shaq 18-9
  • Kobe 25-10
  • Duncan 18-10
  • Lebron 11-6

LeBron James

  • 2007 - Pistons.
  • 2011 - Celtics.
  • 2011 - Bulls.
  • 2012 - Thunder. (Lockout season, but 50 wins is assumed)
  • 2013 - Spurs.
  • 2014 - Pacers.
  • 2015 - Bulls.
  • 2016 - Raptors, Warriors

Kobe Bryant

  • 1997-98 Seattle SuperSonics Record: 61-21
  • 1999-00 Phoenix Suns Record: 53-29
  • 1999-00 Portland Trail Blazers Record: 59-23
  • 1999-00 Indiana Pacers Record: 56-26
  • 1999-00 NBA Champions
  • 2000-01 Portland Trail Blazers Record: 50-32
  • 2000-01 Sacramento Kings Record: 55-27
  • 2000-01 San Antonio Spurs Record: 58-24
  • 2000-01 Philadelphia 76ers Record: 56-26
  • 2000-01 NBA Champions
  • 2001-02 San Antonio Spurs Record: 58-24
  • 2001-02 Sacramento Kings Record: 61-21
  • 2001-02 New Jersey Nets Record: 52-30
  • 2001-02 NBA Champions
  • 2002-03 Minnesota Timberwolves Record: 51-31
  • 2003-04 San Antonio Spurs Record: 57-25
  • 2003-04 Minnesota Timberwolves Record: 58-24
  • 2003-04 NBA Finals
  • 2007-08 Denver Nuggets Record: 50-32
  • 2007-08 Utah Jazz Record: 54-28
  • 2007-08 San Antonio Spurs Record: 56-26
  • 2007-08 NBA Finals
  • 2008-09 Houston Rockets Record: 53-29
  • 2008-09 Denver Nuggets Record: 54-28
  • 2008-09 Orlando Magic Record: 59-23
  • 2008-09 NBA Champions
  • 2009-10 Oklahoma City Thunder Record: 50-32
  • 2009-10 Utah Jazz Record: 53-29
  • 2009-10 Phoenix Suns Record: 54-28
  • 2009-10 Boston Celtics Record: 50-32
  • 2009-10 NBA Champions

Credit: finaldeathh

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