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Old 10-25-2008, 10:05 AM   #1
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Default The guy most comparable to Kobe is Julius Erving

They both were great players, I still believe Julius Erving is better but if Kobe should be getting compared to any legend it would be a guy is right outside the top 10 in Erving.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/...anko01&y2=2008

Same PER and virtually the same TS%
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:17 AM   #2
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Default Re: The guy most comparable to Kobe is Julius Erving

Dr. J averaged 3 more boards and shot 5% better from the field, while not being a threat from deep (which Bryant is, though that's not the strength of his game). Symptomatic of Erving being a pure 3. He could have played SG (which is Bryant's primary and best position) because he's just such a great player, but that doesn't mean he was true guard.
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Default Re: The guy most comparable to Kobe is Julius Erving

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Dr. J averaged 3 more boards and shot 5% better from the field, while not being a threat from deep (which Bryant is, though that's not the strength of his game). Symptomatic of Erving being a pure 3. He could have played SG (which is Bryant's primary and best position) because he's just such a great player, but that doesn't mean he was true guard.

Like in how good they were and legacy.
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Default Re: The guy most comparable to Kobe is Julius Erving

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Default Re: The guy most comparable to Kobe is Julius Erving

Its not really a bad of a comparison legacy wise at least at this point...
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Its not really a bad of a comparison legacy wise at least at this point...
It's not terrible if viewed in those terms but Erving is still ahead.
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Its not really a bad of a comparison legacy wise at least at this point...
I suppose if you only view Erving through his NBA days.
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Default Re: The guy most comparable to Kobe is Julius Erving

OhMyGod can we PLEASE stop comparing Kobe to these inferior players everyday... KOBE=GOAT..... KOBE>MJ>>>>>>>Everyone else........ He's not comparable 2 anyone. PERIOD
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OhMyGod can we PLEASE stop comparing Kobe to these inferior players everyday... KOBE=GOAT..... KOBE>MJ>>>>>>>Everyone else........ He's not comparable 2 anyone. PERIOD

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OhMyGod can we PLEASE stop comparing Kobe to these inferior players everyday... KOBE=GOAT..... KOBE>MJ>>>>>>>Everyone else........ He's not comparable 2 anyone. PERIOD

He hasn't even shown himself better than Pierce. Pierce on a busted knee outplayed him. Billups who wasn't even a star outplayed him in the 2004 finals.
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How can Kobe be comparable to Erving, if Vince Carter is so much better than Kobe?
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How can Kobe be comparable to Erving, if Vince Carter is so much better than Kobe?

Who ever said that?
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They both were great players, I still believe Julius Erving is better but if Kobe should be getting compared to any legend it would be a guy is right outside the top 10 in Erving.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/...anko01&y2=2008

Same PER and virtually the same TS%


I dont even know why Im bothering to respond...Im the farthest thing from a Kobe lover but even after saying that go watch some Dr J games...his game was extremely limited...not for his era...but if you are going to compare him to todays player his game is limited. He had no left hand, no range and limited ball handling ability. Like I said, Im no Kobe nut hugger..but you cant seriously say Erving was a better basketball player.
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Default Re: The guy most comparable to Kobe is Julius Erving

You say T-Mac is better than Kobe, so T-Mac is better than Dr J?

Kobe is better than Erving. He's MUCH more skilled, better all-around, and has three times as many rings.

Larry Bird's career "per" is lower than Kobes, despite Kobe coming out of high school 5 years younger than Bird. Does that mean Kobe's better than Bird?

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You say T-Mac is better than Kobe, so T-Mac is better than Dr J?

Kobe is better than Erving. He's MUCH more skilled, better all-around, and has three times as many rings.

Larry Bird's career "per" is lower than Kobes, despite Kobe coming out of high school 5 years younger than Bird. Does that mean Kobe's better than Bird?

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Don't change the theme of the topic this is about Kobe and Dr J.

Anyway Larry Bird has led the league in PER before and he has 2 finals MVP's and 3 league MVP's. He is much better than Kobe.
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