Originally Posted by Sharas
whether he used it to the fullest, is the other thing. but to say he wasn't "that athletic"? have you watched kobe/shaq lakers at all? he won the dunk contest too. he surely isn't in discussion for greatest dunker of all time, but "he wasn't that athletic" is also very far from the truth.
even now he does some great stuff from time to time.
It doesnt matter if you won the dunk contest our not,its how you play with your athleticism and all Kobe did at the start of his career was to shoot jump shots or go to the rim the way T-Mac does now.
You cant judge a players athleticism in a game off of a fast break dunk or in a slam dunk contest.