Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Originally posted by andes14:
Originally posted by Amir_Mamu:
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Originally posted by Amir_Mamu:
Mark Jackson said that he thinks D-Wade is the third best SG of all time behind Jordan and Kobe. What do ya'll think?
I'd say he is #2
You'd put D-Herps over Kobe??? No way!!!
I can agree with the argument of him being 3 but no way 2.
Why exactly is there no way that D-Wade is #2 behind only Jordan.
Also, Reggie Miller is AT BEST 7-8 on the list...AT BEST.
You think that Wade is better than Kobe in his prime? Wade is sick and the best scorer on his team but he is not better than Prime Kobe dude. Kobe has 5 rings, they both played with the same guy(Shaq) and got a ring from him, and now Wade is working on ring #2 with 2 other superstars on his team. Meanwhile Kobe has 5 rings, had a better jump shot and post game, an MVP, a finals MVP or 2, and Wade doesnt have an MVP he only has a finals MVP(which is still pretty good). Sorry but Kobe's resume is better.
First of all, let's not compare their time with Shaq. Kobe had Shaq during his 8 prime, best years. Wade had him for a year or 2 while he was still good but not like he was before, and for a year or 2 when he was starting to slip badly. And that's it. Kobe arguably doesn't get any non-Shaq rings if it weren't for Celtics injuries (they woulda have to have been the faves to win in '09 with Garnett as they pushed the eventual conference champs to 7 games without a single second played by their best player...it's also very likely they don't eek out the game 7 win in '10 with Perkins). Also, while they both average essentially the same ppg for their careers (while it took Kobe a full additional shot per game to do so), Kobe's career high in FG% is surpassed by Wade's FG% every year of his career except for his rookie year (and even that was close). He also has a career edge in eFG% and TS% as well. He is also a significantly better passer and at least as good if not better on the glass and defensively. The same for every thing I just said is also true when comparing their playoff stats. Then throw in the significant career supporting cast advantage Kobe has enjoyed throughout his career (which explains the fact he has won more), and I don't see how one can say there is no chance Wade>Kobe.
Also, the year Kobe won MVP, you could EASILY make the argument it should have gone to CP3, LBJ, or Garnett ahead of him. As for the stuff like jump shot and post game, that may be true, yet it doesn't wind up mattering if it doesn't give him any edge in scoring metrics such as FG%, eFG%, TS%. For example, Kobe shoots 4.7% better from distance, yet he fails to have a higher eFG% even though it is weighted for 3's, so that edge doesn't really mean anything. Just like Kobe is a better free throw shooter, yet if it doesn't give him a higher TS% (which takes into account free throw shooting), it is meaningless.
But again, please don't imply that the playing with Shaq factor is something that is worthy of being canceled out because it is clearly not. Even the biggest LBJ haters don't point out that he didn't win a ring with Shaq because that would just be ludicrous.
[ Edited by andes14 on Jun 8, 2011 at 18:41:56 ]