Re: Who was better in their Prime, Kobe or A.I?
As great as AI, Zeke, Tiny, or Curry are, I don't see a case for ANY OF THEM over the guys like Kobe, MJ, Bird, Magic, and Bron. It basically comes down to the size factor. Kobe was a great scorer AND great all around player in one package. And he could play or defend PG, SG, and SF. He can do many of the things AI could but at 6'6 and over 200 pounds.
AI is better than MANY HOF perimeter players that are much bigger than him. BUT when it gets to the MVP level ones who are great scorers and great all around players in one, AI just can't top those guys. Only dominant interior bigs like Shaq, Kareem, Wilt, Duncan, and Hakeem are as valuable historically as guys like MJ-Bron-Bird-Magic-Kobe.
Last edited by bizil : 09-12-2017 at 08:43 PM.