Originally Posted by guy
I already said KG was better then Gasol in 08, 11, 12. But in 09 and 10? There's no way the Lakers take KG over Gasol. In 09 at least just for the simple fact that KG got injured and his age and durability was starting to become a question mark, while Gasol was at the peak of his career, and in 10 because Gasol was just better, while KG was old and on the decline and that clearly showed with KG basically running out of gas at the end while Gasol was arguably his team's best player in that game 7.
Bottom line is Kobe didn't will that team singlehandedly to shit against the Celtics. You're making it seem like he pulled a Jordan 1998 game 6 vs. the Jazz type of performance against them when he clearly didn't. It was much more of a team effort, with some of his teammates arguably doing more at the end of games in some cases. You can say that about Kobe in game 5 of that series if the Lakers had won that game, but they didn't.
Jordan's teammates shot 59% in Game 6.
Kobe's teammates shot 36% in Game 7.
Jordan had 2 rebounds+Assists in Game 6.
Kobe had 17 Rebounds+Assists in Game 7.
Yeah clearly it was Kobe who had all the help not Jordan.