Originally Posted by 32Dayz
But he is not a Top 10 Playoff performer so why would he be a Top 10 Player?
There are at worst 9 players who were just better at playing basketball and gave their teams better production/impact in the playoffs.
Why would I rank Kobe higher because he has more All-Teams?
Wade has performed better in the playoffs in comparison to Kobe when comparing Peak Years and over 5 and 7 Years.
That alone for me already makes the Wade and Bryant comparison close.
If Wade can have 4-5 More Seasons at his normal level he will most likely be fighting Bryant for the Top 2rd or 3rd SG Spot.
So for Kobe to be top 10 he has to be MVP. the MAN on his team. etc etc etc. the criteria is just ridiculous for him, but for Wade who has effin Lebron James on the team he has a chance to surpass Kobe LMAO.
For Wade, he just has to be a consistent regular season playoff performer here on out which isn't going to happen because he turns 30 this month and won't be half the player kobe is at 33. Forget about the lack off all-stars, nba first teams, MVP's, final mvp's, individual accoldaes he's LACKING. for you he just has to be perform at 25/5/5 4 more seasons with lebron on his team and he's the 2nd greatest shooting guard ALL-TIME over Kobe bryant. over all this
5× NBA Champion (2000–2002, 2009–2010)
2× NBA Finals MVP (2009–2010)
NBA Most Valuable Player (2008)
13× NBA All-Star (1998, 2000–2011)
2× NBA scoring champion (2006–2007)
9× All-NBA First Team (2002–2004, 2006–2011)
2× All-NBA Second Team (2000–2001)
2× All-NBA Third Team (1999, 2005)
9× All-Defensive First Team (2000, 2003–2004, 2006–2011)
2× All-Defensive Second Team (2001–2002)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1997)
4× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011)
NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (1997)
Naismith Prep Player of the Year (1996)
Don't forget Kobe has twice as many points as Wade too. kobe's gonna hit 30 k soon, Wade's gonna hit 16 k, and they will both be in their 30's
That's where butt hurt kobe haters make me laugh again. for critics he's proved himself, but for haters the criteria for him to be among the greats is forever evolving yet at the end of the day irrelevant. kobe's won already. he and duncan are legends who are still active. just enjoy it instead of hating.
It's a shame Kobe's career didn't start during the youtube age. I think people don't realize how GOOD he was during his physical prime. the lack of dunks, highlight plays, last couple seasons and people think he's not good as Wade. you would be surprised how much on a superficial level effects people's judgements of bball players. it's not until it's all said and done and the resumes are looked at to truly determine who was better. it's gonna be kobe by a MILE and it's not even close. Wade's battle is with jerry west NOT kobe. 2nd spot is written in stone for Kobe.