As a an individual, overall basketball player... Yes, Kevin Durant is better than Kobe ever was.
It took Kobe TEN more shots on average to score FIVE more points. Just think about that.
Kobe is known for his scoring ability, and KD absolutely ***** on Kobe in that aspect... Soooo, yeah. No brainer here.
Free As Seagull.
Last edited by bucketss; 01-22-2013 at 08:17 PM. Reason: double post
funny how Kobe fans are now bringing up people's age and "you're too young to understand" to defend Kobe, when that was always a pretty central issue in the Kobe vs MJ debates. It's cute how the world comes full circle like that. Kobe fans are all grown up now!
A lot of people agree Kobe's 12 All-NBA defensive teams were mostly courtesy awards.
I'll admit that Kobe deserves those awards when Lakers fans will admit that Steve Nash deserved his 2 MVPs.
Or are only the awards that Kobe wins legit, while anything he doesn't win is rigged?
This is the easiest question to answer....YES, he is.
Put Durant on the Laker teams that had Shaq and Gasol and they easily win the championships that year as well. Put Kobe on this OKC team and he would be fighting with westbrook and be hovering around .500.
It's funny how only Laker fans and Kobe supporters are saying Kobe is better. That should tell the whole story right there.
All things being equal who in there prime is "more" likley to win you a ring? Heart, talent, will, skill I think kobe.
Durant was a backupsmallforward to RASHARD LEWIS for his first 3-4yrs(Somehow they managed to free up the franchise player DURANT by trading those in front/competing with him), why didnt LA do same thing with JONES/EXEL for KOBE to bring them rings in 96-97?
This is DURANTS 1st full season starting fulltime so hes neck in neck with KOBE, nobody has the edge...they both were backup players turned allstars
and of course im being funny, DURANT better, and i dont need a PER/WS% and none of that other dumb **** i see people posting on here and abroad
and he doesnt have to win rings to be a better individual player,no player does..it goes back to WILT vs RUSS days and now today with PARKER 3 vs IVERSON 0...now switch players with teams and it'll be even more rings for WILT right, and a handful on AI's hand right?
and getting JORDAN comparisons because you raped his entire persona/game/walk/talk/interview makes you a mediahyped project
Now calling KOBE a really good shot taker sounds about right
KOBE is MELO without those ''5'' rings, just think about MELO in DEN for those 7yrs or so and he got put out everytime in 1st rd right? now go check out KOBE basically in same situation from 05-07 and its basically same thing, no 1st rd advance and no playoffs 1yr, now add 4more yrs to a 40-42win team....yea i smell, MELO(MELO was avg 34ppg before AI/suspension came, similar to KOBE 35ppg in 2006 right?)
If DURANT was in OKC and was doing 6thman duties but was starting on Allstar teams the league/fans/pundits would have they panties in a bunch crying wolf...but when it happens in LA/NYC market, its called 'developing into a superstar''....not in my book, its called a developing player, you know not that good but maybe oneday could be 'good' ...not HOF top 5 ever, but a 'good' NBA player whos had 'great' moments from hardwork dedication(backup to 3guards)
i think psd is mad because i speak it on a equal level field...i look at all players same 'on court' wise....that talk about 'how they act offcourt'' ******** is for psd/espn etc
game is game(especially your own ID/game), no rings need to apply
Last edited by 3RDASYSTEM; 01-22-2013 at 10:05 PM.