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Old 05-21-2016, 02:21 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-21-2016, 02:28 PM   #2
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Hakeem easily .


Both far better than Leballoon ..
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Old 05-21-2016, 02:29 PM   #3
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Anyone taking Bean is one mindfcked motherfcker
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Old 05-21-2016, 02:30 PM   #4
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Always go with the big man - more impact - especially one so great defensively as Hakeem.
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Old 05-21-2016, 02:32 PM   #5
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Hakeem, better on both ends
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Old 05-21-2016, 02:35 PM   #6
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Hakeem and it's not even remotely close
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Old 05-21-2016, 02:48 PM   #7
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Default Re: Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Kobe Bryant

Hakeem
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Old 05-21-2016, 03:03 PM   #8
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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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Old 05-21-2016, 03:09 PM   #9
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Whelp that's a 8-0 sweep


Homerun ruled, Hakeem wins
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Old 05-21-2016, 04:34 PM   #10
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10th best player > 12th best
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Old 05-21-2016, 04:36 PM   #11
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LOL, Hakeem even if he was injured and couldn't walk
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Old 05-21-2016, 04:55 PM   #12
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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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Old 05-21-2016, 04:57 PM   #13
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As players? Easily Olajuwon.
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Old 05-21-2016, 05:37 PM   #14
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Default Re: Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Kobe Bryant

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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?

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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.

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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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Old 05-21-2016, 05:40 PM   #15
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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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