Who do you take?
Who do you take?
"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."
- Michael Jordan
Thanks MJ-Bulls for the picture.
Very close but I'll take Wade by a hair.
More efficient, better defensively.
Still Prime TMac could give you Wades production and was one of the best shooters I've ever seen and that was before the new hand check rules. Its so close...
Prime Wade - proven winner, unbelievable Finals performer, his efficeny is outstanding
Seems like T-mac is discussed often in the threads you create.
went w/ Wade though. He was able to remain healthy a lot more than Tmac and lead his team to a championship. That does it for me.
Free As Seagull.
With the deepest of regrets I am announcing that I will be leaving Pro Sports Daily. No reason in particular but wanted to thank everyone for a great 6 years here. Lots of great discussion and good poll series as well. Also fun re-drafts. Best of luck to you all in the future.
This is very very close. THeyre almost even but I gotta give the nod to Wade since he actually won.
The only knock on a prime tmac is he didn't win a championship... you all say you dont take rings into account when arguing against kobe, well stick to your guns, tmac in his prime was better than wade, I think some of you forget how good he was. He was arguably the best player in the league for 1-3 years.(Btw, I dont think tmac was ever the best)
TMac- 27.6/6.8/5.3 on .44/.35/.77 with 1.6 steals and .9 blocks a game. ONLY 2.6 turnovers a game.
Kobe- 27.1/6/5.5 on .45/.33/.84 with 1.7 steals and .6 blocks a game. With 3.2 turnovers a game.
Kobe was passing it to the most dominant inside force of all time (Shaq, duh) and 3 very good spot up shooters in Fisher, Horry, and Fox.
McGrady was flanked by Mike Miller (rarely), Grant Hill (even more rarely)... but usually Pat Garrity, Darrell Armstrong and a slew of other wanna-bees like Tyron Lue or Troy Hudson. McGrady caught a bunch of players at the wrong time in their careers... Yao (injury), Hill (injuerd), Mike Miller (young and injured), Kemp (old), Drew Gooden (too young), Horace Grant (old as balls). Kobe had better luck with his teams.
Not saying TMac was definitely the best wing in the game during that period but it is very debatable, esp. when you look at the talent pool around each guy.
I'll take TMac, he put more pressure on the D... TMac in his prime, flanked with noone, never finished out of the playoffs... unlike Wade's one team finsihing with 15 wins... I know I know, Wade only played 60 games that season. But how about Wade's teams getting bounced in the first round every year after they won the title until they grab LBJ.