Originally posted by LA9erFan:
4 elite players in that group. Worthy was not only a HOFer, but voted as one of the Top 50 players ever when they did the list in '97. In fact, all 4 of those players were Top 50. As for Kobe, he was drafted by the Hornets in a pre-arranged trade for Vlade Divac. The Hornets were drafting on behalf of the Lakers. The Minneapolis Lakers won 5 titles and were the first dominant team in the NBA, and did so without Hollywood in the background.
Thank you, now drive through.
If James Worthy was Elite, then so is Grant Hill
Worthy: 17.6 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 3.0 APG, 1.1 Steals, 0.7 Blocks, 52% Field, 24% 3pt, 76% FT
Hill: 17.0 PPG - 6.1 APG - 4.2 APG, 1.2 Steals, 0.6 Blocks, 48% Field, 31% 3pt, 77% FT
Actually considering that Hill has played atleast 7 more seasons than James (not bowing out with his boyfriend Magic @ 32 years old) Grant was a significantly better player. Just because Worthy was the original Kobe: Career surrounded by Hall of Famers doesn't mean we should over state his production.
Just think how many Championships Tim Duncan would have today with half the talent of Kobe, Magic or Wilt. Embarrassing.