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Old 08-22-2012, 03:58 PM   #1
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Default Kobe fans (and haters). #8 or #24?



Which was the better Kobe era?
Whether it's through play, accolades, achievements or whatever? Both are legendary imo.

#8 was HUGE part on a 3 peat and best playoff record. Multiple 40+ point 10+ rebound games, numerous big key clutch shots, 81 points, 62 in 3 quarters, 12 3 pointers in one game, multiple 40, 50, 60 point games etc?

#24 was a bit more polished of a player. Displayed incredible footwork and post game, a better "teammate", won his long overdue MVP award, 2 FMVPs to go along with 2 more rings, MSG scoring record etc, 2 olympic gold medals etc.?

I hate choosing, but i think i gotta go with number 8. Lakers should retire both tbh

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Old 08-22-2012, 04:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: Kobe fans (and haters). #8 or #24?

I think they retire both, but it should be 24. I think Kobe would want it to be that way also. 2x Finals MVPs and his first MVP.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:03 PM   #3
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Default Re: Kobe fans (and haters). #8 or #24?

All multiples of 8 should be retired from the entire NBA.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:05 PM   #4
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Default Re: Kobe fans (and haters). #8 or #24?

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Default Re: Kobe fans (and haters). #8 or #24?

It really comes down to his 06 vs 08 season to me, because those two years represent the best of Kobe from the two portions of his career.
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Default Re: Kobe fans (and haters). #8 or #24?

Tough question.

His best season happened under 24(2007-08) IMO, but I always seem in as number 8.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:44 PM   #7
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Default Re: Kobe fans (and haters). #8 or #24?

#8 was the young Kobe and #24 was the new, MVP Kobe. So I'll choose #24
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Default Re: Kobe fans (and haters). #8 or #24?

I hope they retire both. One represented a young athletic Kobe. The other represented the Kobe who had a better understanding of the game.
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I hope they retire both. One represented a young athletic Kobe. The other represented the Kobe who had a better understanding of the game.


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Default Re: Kobe fans (and haters). #8 or #24?

Split the difference. Retire number 16
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Default Re: Kobe fans (and haters). #8 or #24?

24 and they should not retire both #s
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Default Re: Kobe fans (and haters). #8 or #24?

#24 by far, one MVP, two FMVP, two Championships, all 1st all-nba & 1st all-defensive teams.
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Default Re: Kobe fans (and haters). #8 or #24?

Both should be retired and both were equally great.
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