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    Default Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Kobe Bryant

    Who's the better individual player?

    Both are 1x NBA MVP, and 2x Finals MVP. Hakeem was a former defensive player of the year.

    The Black Mamba vs. the Dream.

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    Default Re: Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Kobe Bryant

    Hakeem easily .


    [COLOR="White"]Both far better than Leballoon ..[/COLOR]

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    Default Re: Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Kobe Bryant

    Anyone taking Bean is one mindfcked motherfcker

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    Default Re: Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Kobe Bryant

    Always go with the big man - more impact - especially one so great defensively as Hakeem.

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    Default Re: Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Kobe Bryant

    Hakeem, better on both ends

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    Default Re: Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Kobe Bryant

    Hakeem and it's not even remotely close

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    Default Re: Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Kobe Bryant

    Hakeem

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    Default Re: Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Kobe Bryant

    Hakeem

    Shows you how it's less about volume of rings and more about the individual and what said individual accomplished in an isolated vacuum. Stats help illustrate this.

    Duh

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    Default Re: Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Kobe Bryant

    Whelp that's a 8-0 sweep


    Homerun ruled, Hakeem wins

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    Default Re: Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Kobe Bryant

    10th best player > 12th best

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    Default Re: Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Kobe Bryant

    LOL, Hakeem even if he was injured and couldn't walk

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    Default Re: Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Kobe Bryant

    Hakeem is clearly the better player, he had a 3 year stretch(93-95) that Kobe never really came close to, however based on career accomplishments i can see why someone would want to have Kobe ahead all time, even though i wouldn't agree with it.

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    Default Re: Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Kobe Bryant

    As players? Easily Olajuwon.

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    Default Re: Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Kobe Bryant

    Quote Originally Posted by greatest-ever
    Hakeem is clearly the better player, he had a 3 year stretch(93-95) that Kobe never really came close to
    Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by laronprofit9
    Playoff Stats Year-by-Year

    2008
    30.1 ppg 5.7 rpg 5.6 apg 48fg% 30%3P 81%FT 58TS% 51eFG%

    2009
    30.2 ppg 5.3 rpg 5.5 apg 46fg% 35%3P 88%FT 56TS% 49eFG%

    2010
    29.2 ppg 6.0 rpg 5.5 apg 46fg% 37%3P 84%FT 57TS% 51eFG%

    2x NBA Champion
    2x NBA Finals MVP
    1x NBA MVP
    1x All Star Game MVP
    3x All NBA First Team
    3x All-Defensive First Team

    There aren't many players who have done better.

    Kobe has had one of the best 3 year runs of any NBA player ever.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fatal9
    So we're looking at a three year stretch where he got 30/6/6/2 on 47 FG%, 51 eFG%, 57 TS% including some epic series. 2 rings, 3 finals. Not many have done it better...agreed.

    His conference finals series:

    29/6/4 53% vs. Spurs (who just a year before embarassed Lebron and were top 3 defense)
    34/6/6 on 48% vs. Nuggets (shut down Chris Paul that year and top 10 defense)
    34/7/8 on 52% vs. Suns (who after the all-star break were top 5 defense)
    Those years were Jordanesque (Jordan > Kobe, before anyone claim I said otherwise).

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    Default Re: Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Kobe Bryant

    Not even Kenny Smith claims Olajuwon was better than Kobe.
    Second best player in the early 90's: Barkley. Second best player of the late 90's: Malone. Olajuwon was lucky (not his fault, of course, congrats to him) to have peaked when Jordan retired. Olajuwon was never in serious GOAT level discussion when he was playing. People here treat him like he was Kareem or Wilt.

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