Re: What was the difference between Kobe last year and 2009?
The difference was 09 Kobe was blatantly coasting during the regular season and still put up those numbers. While 13 Kobe was going hard all season.
09 Kobe was still capable of putting up 32+/6+/5-6/2 type of numbers with 15-20 40+ pt games and multiple 50+ pt games if he was on a team that needed it. He was still putting up 60+ pt games that season. And he was a much better defender in 2009. Not even close. 09 Kobe would be better than anybody in the league today outside of LBJ and maybe Durant. 13 Kobe is "merely" top 10.