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Old 12-05-2012, 04:29 PM   #16
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Default Re: Kobe vs Durant-years 1 through 6

using stats from a season that hasn't even hit the all star break yet

And what sets apart kobe is the longevity, T-Macs early years on the Magic/Houston are BEAST and at the time people were comparing him to the greats. Time will tell. He is on track though to be a legend. Remember, AI had 4 scoring titles and a finals appearance and younger kids getting into basketball today probably have never even heard of him. Durantula = beast, but I wouldn't compare him to anyone this early in his career. Let him develop. Im not sure why there are more kobe v. durant or kobe vs. lebron arguments opposed to durant vs. lebron. Both are small forwards with close stats, and are both from the same era

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Old 12-05-2012, 04:45 PM   #17
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using stats from a season that hasn't even hit the all star break yet

And what sets apart kobe is the longevity, T-Macs early years on the Magic/Houston are BEAST and at the time people were comparing him to the greats. Time will tell. He is on track though to be a legend. Remember, AI had 4 scoring titles and a finals appearance and younger kids getting into basketball today probably have never even heard of him. Durantula = beast, but I wouldn't compare him to anyone this early in his career. Let him develop. Im not sure why there are more kobe v. durant or kobe vs. lebron arguments opposed to durant vs. lebron. Both are small forwards with close stats, and are both from the same era

The OP is just comparing their rookie years all the way until their 6. I think you can do that.

You can easily compare what he did in his early stages of his career to other players, and what type of skills they had and whatever they make their jumpers or not. You can say that rookie Durant was better than rookie Kobe. But Kobe came right out of high school. Young Kobe was still a better playmaker and could post up back then better than Durant.

By time 2000 and 2001, Kobe defense was better. Durant was still the better scorer at the respectable seasons though.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:50 PM   #18
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Kobe - 2001 Playoffs
29.4 ppg | 7.3 rpg | 6.1 apg | 3.2 tpg

When Durant can average more assists than turnovers then maybe he'll be on '01 Kobe's level.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:51 PM   #19
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Durant will AT LEAST be a top 15 player ever when it's all said and done.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:51 PM   #20
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Ah, the smell of insecure kobe haters
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A few problems..

-kobe came straight out of high school so these comparisons need to include at least a two year buffer period to make the comparisons fair.
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durant barely played at Texas. sit down.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:57 PM   #22
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durant barely played at Texas. sit down.
I am sitting down. I'm at my computer. do you type standing up? My point still stands and way to address the rest pvssy
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:00 PM   #23
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why don't you write a letter to durant letting him know how much you looovvveeeee him?


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What else is new? We all know Durant is better than Kobe. Fact.
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Kobe - 2001 Playoffs
29.4 ppg | 7.3 rpg | 6.1 apg | 3.2 tpg

When Durant can average more assists than turnovers then maybe he'll be on '01 Kobe's level.

What a joke. Durant's career playoff AVERAGES are comparable to that

Kobe 29.4/7.3/6.1/ 3.2 TOV 55.5 TS% 25.0 PER

Durant 28.1/7.7/3.3 3.0 TOV 59.2 TS% 24.7 PER

And that's with Durant's HORRIBLE 1st playoff appearance.

Btw just for the sake of hilarity, what is considered Kobe's best Finals run? 2008-09?

Kobe 30.2/5.7/5.6 2.6 TOV 56.4 TS% 26.8 PER


Durant in 2012, as a 23 year old 1st option
28.5/7.4/3.7 3.2 TOV 63.2 TS% 27.5 PER


Kobe is a freaking joke

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Old 12-05-2012, 08:03 PM   #26
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They pretty much do tbh. There are obvious differences like passing (LeBron had more assists in 2 years than Durant in 5), and scoring (Durant is obviously a better scorer), but they're mirrors this far in.

As for saying if Durant wins 3 rings in the next five years he's got GOAT potential, well yeah you could pretty much say that about anyone though lol.

If Blake Griffen were to win 3 titles in the next 5 years he'd have GOAT potential too... Of course if he won the FMVP's, if not then it's moot.

Neither have GOAT potential actually. To be the GOAT, which is to be perfect in all finals appearances, you need to have a perfect record in at least 6 finals appearances and win FMVP in all those appearances.
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Also Kobe wasn't the main option on his team until Shaq left.
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Also Kobe wasn't the main option on his team until Shaq left.

As a starter, Kobe averaged 19.2 FGA during this timeframe. Durant, for his career, is at 19.0 FGA and only 16.6 for this season.
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