Am I the only one who thinks using this as a basis of your argument as to which player is better individually is BOGUS?
I'm going to use 2 examples here....
LeBron plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers for 8 seasons and not once is put next to a LEGIT 2nd option his whole career there. No dominant center, wing player, or point guard to assist him.
Kobe enters the league and joins the Los Angeles Lakers who have arguably the most dominant center to EVER play the game in Shaquille O'Neal who was virtually unstoppable every time he touched the ball in the post.. also with others solid role players in Fischer, Horry etc.
How is it fair to say Kobe 5 rings "say hello" he's better? when he had the luxury/opportunity not many others star players have throughout his whole career?! Kobe wouldn't have won anything without Shaq... and vice versa Shaq would've been ringless w/o Kobe.
I just think it's ridiculous how people use that as their reason... NBA Championships are won by great teams not just ONE great player on a crappy team... Duncan the best PF to ever play the game wouldn't have won **** without great players in Parker & Ginoboli