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Old 10-18-2012, 09:48 AM   #16
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Default Re: Putting away the myth that Kobe is a better midranger shooter than MJ

The whole 'Kobe makes incredibly tough shots' is sort of a back-handed compliment. People like to bring up era and defenses and a whole bunch of fluff to explain the different in shooting percentages: can it just be that Jordan took smarter shots? I've seen Kobe take shots that MJ just wouldn't take, simply because from a standpoint of the 'right' basketball play it was a very poor decision. Sure, both guys have taken their fair of poor shots in their careers, it's part of the game. But generally, MJ took better shots and didn't waste motion dribbling himself into creating space. Kobe likes to do that, Jordan was more of a 'fake one way, go the other, two hard dribbles, pull-up shot'. They're similar and both very different at the same time.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:48 AM   #17
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Default Re: Putting away the myth that Kobe is a better midranger shooter than MJ

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MJ has always been considered a better midrange shooter, which he is.

Kobe has been considered to be a better long range shooter, which he is.

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Old 10-18-2012, 10:15 AM   #18
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Default Re: Putting away the myth that Kobe is a better midranger shooter than MJ

Don't you guys get sick of talking about Kobe vs MJ comparison threads?

Its clear that arguing with younger generation Kobe fans is gonna get you nowhere. MJ was a better midrange shooter, I just know that with what I saw, and the statistics will back that up also. But hey, who's gonna talk logic here, people with agendas will twist the truth to suit their own homerism.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:31 AM   #19
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Default Re: Putting away the myth that Kobe is a better midranger shooter than MJ

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MJ has always been considered a better midrange shooter, which he is.

Kobe has been considered to be a better long range shooter, which he is.

The only correct answer.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:37 PM   #20
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Default Re: Putting away the myth that Kobe is a better midranger shooter than MJ

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MJ has always been considered a better midrange shooter, which he is.

Kobe has been considered to be a better long range shooter, which he is.
This seems to be the general consensus.

At least with level headed unbiased posters.

Kobe is my favorite player ever but he is not a superior midrange shooter than MJ. As far as threes go, MJ didn't shoot them often because he worked to get better closer shots. Kobe settles for threes when he could sometimes work for a better shot.

Jordan could have been the better 3 point shooter but that was a part of his game he didn't emphasis. If he wanted he could've been a great long range shooter.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:41 PM   #21
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Default Re: Putting away the myth that Kobe is a better midranger shooter than MJ

Kobe's pretty clearly a better midrange shooter, mainly because he's a much better shooter off the dribble.
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Default Re: Putting away the myth that Kobe is a better midranger shooter than MJ

MJ shot 43% from the shortened 3-pt line (22 ft.) in '96, and also shot 42% from midrange in '03, which is slightly higher than what Kobe shot last season from midrange, and also higher than most of Kobe's seasons.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:31 PM   #23
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Default Re: Putting away the myth that Kobe is a better midranger shooter than MJ

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achieves better FG% and TS% than Kobe in his PRIME.

This is because the guards of his era were smaller and more weak.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:35 PM   #24
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MJ shot 43% from the shortened 3-pt line (22 ft.) in '96, and also shot 42% from midrange in '03, which is slightly higher than what Kobe shot last season from midrange, and also higher than most of Kobe's seasons.
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Default Re: Putting away the myth that Kobe is a better midranger shooter than MJ

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MJ has always been considered a better midrange shooter, which he is.

Kobe has been considered to be a better long range shooter, which he is.
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Default Re: Putting away the myth that Kobe is a better midranger shooter than MJ

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MJ has always been considered a better midrange shooter, which he is.

Kobe has been considered to be a better long range shooter, which he is.

This.

We've all heard that Kobe's midrange game is one of the best in the league right now, but it isn't as good as MJ's was.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:46 PM   #28
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MJ shot 43% from the shortened 3-pt line (22 ft.) in '96, and also shot 42% from midrange in '03, which is slightly higher than what Kobe shot last season from midrange, and also higher than most of Kobe's seasons.

Way to ignore about a million different variables that go into that, but I see your red rating so it's understandable.
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I've actually NEVER heard anyone say Kobe was a better mid-range shooter than MJ.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:51 PM   #30
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season is right around the corner, time to move on from the usual mj/kobe off-season threads.
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