Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by pantstickle:
Originally posted by Crazy49er1313:
*As much as I hate to admit it, he's the best of this decade. Sure, he only wins championships with big guys, but every team needs a dominant big guy in the low post. Duncan is good, but has had more talent playing around him (Ginoblli, Parker, Robinson, Bowden, Finley) to not have won more championships this decade. Also, even on his worst teams, Kobe singlehandedly almosttook them to the playoffs.
Yeah, he almost did. Tim won a championship with Speedy Claxton. Don't act like Tim Duncan was surrounded by hall of famers and Kobe was taking a pack of wild hobos. Kobe had Shaq, then couldn't do anything without Shaq, until he got Gasol. Obviously Gasol isn't as good as prime Shaq, but Kobe has improved, and that's what makes up the difference.
Yeah, I don't know about this logic. You're comparing Duncan's Parker/Bowen/Ginnobili/Finley supporting cast to Kobe's Smush Parker/Kwame Brown/Chucky Atkins/Medvendenko/Walton cast.
Never said that. I just disagree that it's somehow impressive that Kobe almost made the playoffs, and that Tim has always
been surrounded by supreme talent.
Kobe missed the 2005 playoffs. You know who made it instead? Pau Gasol and that star-studded Grizzlies team. Actually, Pau's Grizzlies were better than Kobe's Lakers in 05 & 06.