Most recently, on ESPN's First Take, Shaq said Kobe has been the best player in the NBA since Michael Jordan.
In the video above, SportsNation asked its hosts this question. Now we're asking you.
As the SN crew said, many players have arguments -- including O'Neal himself, who won one fewer ring (four, compared with Kobe's five) but as many MVP awards as Bryant (one).
Tim Duncan, who like Bryant retired after last season, won two MVP awards and five titles. LeBron James has four MVP awards and three titles, while Stephen Curry just won his second straight MVP award -- and became the NBA's first unanimous MVP ever. Meanwhile, Kevin Garnett, Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade and several others have shown dominance since MJ's time.
Yeah, the choice is a tough one.