Posted: 7/3/2012 8:10:59 AM
Originally Posted by CrazyMilkMan
LBJ will probably fail to get his first ring. LBJ and Kobe are two different players. LBJ is an all around guy but needs that extra scorer around him who's able to handle the pressure in games. Kobe is a legit 90's SG-type who'd really be more dangerous with post threats in his team. It gives him more space to operate that way as well.
LBJ can be what Kobe is. Kobe can never be what LBJ is. You said it right again, he's an all around player. When offense is not on his side, LBJ got multiple arsenals in defense and playmaking.
Imagine Lebron getting the players that was built around Kobe. Imagine how can be deadly that is having Shaq and Gasol as a superstar plus role players like Horace Grant, Horry, Fisher, Harper, Shaw, Malone, Payton, Fox, Odom, Butle, etc. These players played with Kobe at their prime except for malone and payton and was commanded by Phil Jackson. How the hell are you saying that Kobe never needed or never had help around him?
Kobe is a prolific scorer, no doubt. But efficiency? I dont think so. He makes his team pay when he jacks up shots and get frustrated. He takes so many shots coz he always got 7 footers with him. Good thing he's got a solid team to make up for him and a food coach.
Lebron never had that luxury. Its not right to crticize him for failing coz honestly look at what cleveland had in their roster. I dont know how can you argue that Lebron had decent players around him. Lakers is a far SUPERIOR team than Cavs. Thats a general knowledge. Appreciate rather than hate. Imagine what Lebron can do if he had Shaq at his prime, Gasol and Bynum and vets around him and Phil Jackson...
Kobe never won me because their championship years, all 5 of them, was his worst performances in his career. I am yet to see Kobe win a championship without an all star center/s and a high FGP. When that happens then Kobe will probably have me. Micheal Jordan never had an all star center. Just Pippen and suicide bombers supporting cast like rodman kukoc steve kerr etc...
Kobe's clutch performances 7/25??? Damn! Lebron is 5/12. ***Shot selection***
Lebron even he's in Miami now is putting up numbers the same as he was with cleveland. Dwade is all banged up and inconsistent. Its not like Jordan got Pippen banged up you know what I mean? Its more like Pippen got Jordan fresh in Lebron and Wades scenario. He's the best player in the team. While kobe had the most shots in the team either he make it or not, Lakers will live and die with that.