Kobe's longevity gives him the edge, although I think for the first 10 years, Garnett would be the better player.
Again you continue to infer things. Yes, I think Wally is comparable help to Shaq. First of all, Bynum's impact on those 2 rings is minimal. Gasol is the one who was Kobe's tag-team partner. Second, you act like Kobe would have to win a championship every season. Look at how unrealistic your expectations are! Garnett never even made a Finals and you want to blame Kobe for not winning his 6th and 7th rings in his late 30s. The fact that you think that is a valid argument proves how highly you regard Kobe.
Kobe's record speaks for itself: Get him a big and get ready to raise some banners.
KG's record: get him two HOF teammates and then get ready to raise 1 banner
do i know the future,like what their careers will be? knowing everything thaqt i know now the pick is obviously kobe.but only knowing what was known then ,it makes the question much harder
Not because he is better but because he has proven that he can put his ego aside and sacrifice his personal stats in order for the team to win.
KObe does not.
I'm not saying KG is better than kobe ( which i do think is ) but you can't compare them with your statements .
I wonder how far Kobe would go in the West if his circumstances were similar to that of KG's? I can sure as hell tell you he would not have done anything either like KoB said of KG.
oh did i mention kobe had the luxury of having the best post players of the moment in their primes ( shaq in the early 00s, pau in the late 00s) both of whom will make the Hof, and now go figure he has AGAIn the best post player in his prime ( howard) who will also make the hof ?
I can also point you at kobe ruining the lakers both in 04 and 08 finals out of sheer selfisnhness.
Garnett all day. When he was surrounded by trash his team was still making the playoffs unlike mr. Jelly bean.
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