Buss: Kobe's Lakers legacy will never be touched, even by LeBron

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Whatever LeBron James manages to accomplish with the Los Angeles Lakers under his new four-year deal and perhaps beyond it shouldn't diminish anything Kobe Bryant did for the organization during his legendary 20-year run.

Lakers controlling owner and president Jeanie Buss thinks The Black Mamba's resume donning purple and gold will forever be unrivaled, even by a once-in-a-lifetime generational talent like James.

"You talked about Kobe's legacy; no one will ever touch Kobe's legacy for what he did with the Lakers," said Buss during an appearance on Fox Sports Radio, according to Silver Screen and Roll's Anthony Irwin.

"The fact that he stayed with the team for 20 years and won us five championships. To even question Kobe's legacy or what he means to Lakers fans; it's ridiculous."

Bryant is one of just two players in league history, along with Dirk Nowitzki, to spend 20 or more years with the same franchise. He's the Lakers' all-time leader in games played, minutes played, points, field goals, free throws, 3-pointers, steals, and win shares, and currently ranks third on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

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