If not for Vin Scully, Chick would unquestionably be the most beloved voice in Los Angeles sports history. Beginning in 1965, Hearn called 3,338 consecutive Lakers games, a streak that spanned generations. Even his unique basketball phrases, including "slam dunk," have withstood the trials of time.
Over the last decade, "Black Mamba" has been the city's most popular athlete and evolved into a global icon. Kobe ranks fifth on the NBA's all-time scoring list and has his sights set on adding championship rings to the five he has already. When it's all done, will he be considered the best Laker of all time?