Posted: 2/27/2012 7:35:56 AM
Originally Posted by WickedD:
First, Kobe leads the league in scoring.
KD is a leader and a finisher. darn the stats, this one is about who you would give the ball to if it was all on the line.
At his age, this guy is doing everything that is expected and more.
Why did they lose to Dallas in the WCF?
I respect your point of view but KD is the best player in my mind.
In what way....media has coined the subjective finisher tag....that before 2003 (when LBJ came into the league...) never was talked about before now.
My theory is they did this for the very reason that you typed.....LBJ when it is all said and done...will have Hank Aaron type numbers across the board.
More career pts than Kobe and MJ for sure...and probably pass Kareeem
More career assists than Magic and Mark Jackson and probably finish in top 3 for sure (KD and Kobe no where on this list)
Top career rebounder @ small forward in NBA History
Top shot blocker in SF (or at worst top 3) in nba history....had the phrase chase down block coined after his always awesome , athletic and perfectly timed chase down blocks
Leads the NBA in efficiency (PER) again this season
Also has the best PER this season of all time....if he stays above 31.8....he is at 32.4...noone....not Bird, Magic, Malone....not MJ, not Kobe, Not shaq.....not havilichek, not barkely, not chamberlain nor J West.....and no not even KD35......has put up that kind of hostoric PER (which measures a players ability across all categories).....and what does the fans and media say trump that.......did he hit a buzzer beater...and did he close..
Also, LBJ has won more player of the week and month awards than any player in NBA history and he is only in year 9.
All that, and KD35 is better becuase he is a "supposedly" better shooter.....LBJ shoots 55%...KD shoots 51%
The media has smeared LBJ for years....but in about 3 to 4 years these SIK numbers that LBJ is putting up will not be able to be hidden by them or ignored and disregarded by the fans.