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i like how Kobe tries to hide behind Shaq, saying if he didn't play with him his numbers would be insane, yet he was just entering his prime when Shaq left for Miami, & Kobe didn't put up any seasons better than MJ's best. not even close. there's the proof right there.
he sure does like blowing himself regardless
Jordan didn't have the handle or jump shot.
Kobe is great! But lets not get it twisted MJ and Lebron would both do him in on heads up, especially Lebron!
I can see it going all three games 1-1-1 split because they would kill one another in game 3 lol
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I definitely see Kobe being able to give anyone a run for their money 1 vs 1. I don't know if he is the best but he is almost the prototypical 1 vs 1 player. Thats probably one of my biggest criticisms of him as an NBA player.
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Just Kobe trying to make himself look better due to his massive ego.
Kobe averaged the same FGAttempts from 01-02 that he did in his 08-10 playoff runs and his effiency in 02 was putrid.
Also when Shaq was out those years Kobe put up worse numbers.
Shaq not only improved Kobe's numbers but got him rings. How is that sacrificing?
Sacrifice my a33. Kobe never sacrificed anything on the court from an individual perspective.
And winning MVP's really? The early 00's were ruled by Prime Shaq, Duncan and eventually KG.
No way Kobe is winning any MVP's during that times regardless of what team he was on.
Last edited by Andrew32; 01-17-2013 at 09:44 PM.
Come on, I don't think anyone in the league right now could beat Kobe one on one. And I'm saying that as an anti-LA fan. You gotta give respect and props where it's due.
I think prime Kobe would give prime Jordan a run for his money, but in the end I think MJ would pull it out. If someone was to argue that they think Kobe would beat MJ, I couldn't honestly call him crazy or senseless. Kobe is arguably the best or 2nd best one on one player to play in the NBA.
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How would Kobe stop him. Barkley would take his sweet time backing him down for easy layups or dunks.
Kobe would have to work his *** off to try and poke the ball away.
Barkley was crazy athletic and had long arms. If he wanted to play good m2m defense he could.
Usually towards the end of the games he'd be the won asking to guard Bird and Jordan.
I might be wrong but in a 1v1 game I am taking Prime Barkley over Kobe.