Posted: 5/30/2012 9:12:32 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Sportsbook_com:
If you judge simply by scoring outputs then obviously Kobe by far exceeds Duncan but as a centerpiece of a successful franchise who is more important? I think this is the only aspect that could be compared and debated between these two...
As far as Duncan being more consistent I don't agree, look at Kobe's scoring outputs. They have been consistent throughout the last 13+ seasons, some season where he had to shoulder all of the scoring he had a bigger output in regards to points but in the past few years where he had some decent help you see his assists and rebound averages go up as well...
Same could be said with Duncan though. Kobe had to shoulder all the scoring but Duncan anchored both the defense and offense and let's face it... Kobe was paired with Shaquille O'Neal.