View Full Version : Can Kobe+Dwight top West+Wilt as a Lakers Duo?

11-01-2012, 04:38 PM
Im not talking about their overall Lakers career, just their partnership together.

They are kind of similar situations, whats the probability of these guys outdoing those 2 during their time together.

50-50, 70-30?

11-01-2012, 04:43 PM

11-01-2012, 04:45 PM

very decent shot.

11-01-2012, 04:45 PM
Yes, but will it happen? That remains to be seen.

11-01-2012, 04:52 PM

11-01-2012, 04:54 PM
Eddy Curry + any mav guard > west + wilt > kobe n dwight

11-01-2012, 04:58 PM
Hmmm. Considering where they were/are in their careers it is possible.

11-01-2012, 05:04 PM
No. I don't think it's possible. That said, I think on offense, West was more paired up with Baylor, then later Goodrich. Wilt, on the Lakers, was always an afterthought on offense, or at least so it seemed. Looking at his stats with LAL, it seems like all they wanted him to do was rebound and play defence, though I think most people would agree that had he been a focal point of the offense he would have been scoring as much as West, Goodrich or BBaylor.

Dade County
11-01-2012, 05:12 PM
crazy person

11-01-2012, 05:17 PM

11-01-2012, 05:25 PM
It's hard to measure the success of a duo, but if we're talking team success, Wilt and West went to four NBA Finals together, but won only one ring. I think Kobe and Dwight will go to at least one NBA Finals together, assuming Dwight re-signs to a long term deal and Kobe stays healthy for another 3-4 seasons. But I do not think they will win a title together.

So, in that regard, I don't think they will be as successful. It's worth noting that Wilt was at the tail end of his career and nowhere near his prime when they won that title in 71-72. But I think going to the finals in four out of their five seasons together is pretty damn successful, and I don't see the Lakers having that kind of success with the Thunder's duo improving each season and a stacked Western Conference.

Hardaway Here
11-01-2012, 06:00 PM
Nope I don't see it

11-01-2012, 06:14 PM
maybe several years ago when Kobe was still at the high end of his prime.

11-01-2012, 06:27 PM
Better than 50-50, I'll say that much.

11-01-2012, 06:50 PM

11-01-2012, 06:59 PM
if prime kobe and prime Shaq couldn't do it then why would decline kobe and prime Dwight do it?

11-01-2012, 07:06 PM
if prime kobe and prime Shaq couldn't do it then why would decline kobe and prime Dwight do it?

Wat? They smashed on that duo, Prime Shaq and Kobe are probably the best duo in History.