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Old 12-06-2012, 08:14 PM   #61
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Default Re: Who's the greatest Laker, Magic or Kobe?

Neither. It's Kareem Abdul Jabbar.
Magic, although very overrated, is still a much better Laker than Kobe.
Kobe isn't top 5 Lakers of all time.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:47 PM   #62
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Default Re: Who's the greatest Laker, Magic or Kobe?

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Neither. It's Kareem Abdul Jabbar.
Magic, although very overrated, is still a much better Laker than Kobe.
Kobe isn't top 5 Lakers of all time.


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Its like saying LeBron is not top 5 player right now.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:34 PM   #63
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a lot of Magic's impact in the NBA though is because Magic came into a dead league and he and Bird brought it back to life. NBA was in much better shape when Kobe came into it. But with anything, timing plays a large part. Both guys have done so much for the organization it's amazing. As much as Magic carried the Lakers brand domestically, Kobe has done internationally. Hopefully we have a player in the future who can carry the team the way they did.. I'm just not convinced it's Howard just yet.

That is an unfair comparison due to the difference in technology. Back in Magic's day, one looked forward to one or a couple games on the weekend. Now, with games on network TV, cable, satellite, League Pass (all games everyday) and the explosion of the internet, it is natural that there is more international/global exposure.

If Magic were playing today, with his personality, he'd be bigger than Kobe. Man's got presence, charisma and a smile that lit up the screen (unlike the anti-social personality that Kobe gives off). And talk about impact, that Finals game that he played center when Kareem went down was just spectacular (and as a rookie too). Kobe's never had particularly great performances in the Finals.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:40 PM   #64
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Default Re: Who's the greatest Laker, Magic or Kobe?

Not sure if this is a serious question but Kareem is the greatest Laker of all time, followed by Magic and Jerry West...Kobe should no way be in front of those 3, but I will put him ahead of Shaq and Wilt because of his longevity with the Lakers that those 2 don't have...
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:49 PM   #65
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Default Re: Who's the greatest Laker, Magic or Kobe?

relative to his era: Magic wins

-Magic played in 9 NBA finals,won 5

-Magic won 3MVP+3FMVP

-Showtime Lakers > 2000s Lakers

-Magic,alongside Bird,saved the NBA


Kobe was a stopgap between Duncan/Shaq and Lebron/Durant eras.



Having said that,Kareem is the greatest Laker
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:25 PM   #66
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Magic
Kareem
Wilt
West
Shaq
Mikan
Baylor

then we can begin to talk Kobe

GTFO of here. I hate when non-Laker fans try to be assholes when ranking the greatest Lakers. Have some respect, f*cking troll.

Kobe is either the #1 or #2 best Laker of all-time. Nothing less.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:06 AM   #67
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Default Re: Who's the greatest Laker, Magic or Kobe?

Magic did a lot more in less time, while Kobe has played pretty much more than any other Laker. So it all depends on how you view it.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:11 AM   #68
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Default Re: Who's the greatest Laker, Magic or Kobe?

Can't honestly say.

Wasn't lucky enough to be alive to watch Magic play. I've watched countless YouTube games but I havn't watched his career.

Magic was truly amazing.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:09 AM   #69
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Default Re: Who's the greatest Laker, Magic or Kobe?

I'm probably the only one on here who saw West, Wilt, Kareem, Magic, Shaq and Kobe play live in their prime.

The only answer is KOBE.

Magic was phenomenal, I never thought he would be topped...but he never won without Kareem and his career was cut short. Add to that Magic was a terrible defender....not a single 1st team all defense....I think he only had 1 second team. Now compare that to Kobe.....no comparison at all.

Kareem, great player but his first 6 years were in Milwaukee and Magic helped carry him in his latter years.....not to mention he had a phenomenal supporting cast.......Kareem could barely make it up and down the floor.

No player in Lakers history has come close to doing what Kobe has done over his career.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:11 AM   #70
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I'm probably the only one on here who saw West, Wilt, Kareem, Magic, Shaq and Kobe play live in their prime.

The only answer is KOBE.

Magic was phenomenal, I never thought he would be topped...but he never won without Kareem and his career was cut short. Add to that Magic was a terrible defender....not a single 1st team all defense....I think he only had 1 second team. Now compare that to Kobe.....no comparison at all.

Kareem, great player but his first 6 years were in Milwaukee and Magic helped carry him in his latter years.....not to mention he had a phenomenal supporting cast.......Kareem could barely make it up and down the floor.

No player in Lakers history has come close to doing what Kobe has done over his career.

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Jerry West overall contributed more to the Lakers franchise than any other player or former player.

This is TRUE

and it was West who demanded that the Lakers get Kobe....plus he landed Shaq, the stress of this almost killed him.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:17 AM   #72
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You hate Kobe......so what, you have no legitimate argument.
Please make me laugh by trying to say Magic played defense.....I was at all but about 3 home games during his career......including playoffs and finals.
Magic is the best PG I have ever seen.....but he's not as good an overall player as Kobe nor did he play as long.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:46 AM   #73
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Default Re: Who's the greatest Laker, Magic or Kobe?

Gotta go with Magic:

Magic

Kobe

West

Kareem

Shaq

Wilt

Mikan

Baylor

Worthy

Goodrich

Gasol

Dwight
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:48 AM   #74
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Kareem didn't even play his entire career in L.A for the Lakers or else he would be 1st.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:03 AM   #75
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Kareem didn't even play his entire career in L.A for the Lakers or else he would be 1st.

You are right.
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