Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Best Player of the Decade? Not Tim Duncan.

Double Standard 1: Everyone harps on Kobe for playing with Shaq, yet no one harps on Duncan for having Manu, Parker, Bowen and other amazing players.
Shaq has played in the NBA 17 seasons, he only has 4 rings, he is not an automatic championship. In fact, he was not even in his physical prime during the threepeat championship run. He was significantly overweight almost every season during that run.


Double Standard 2: Duncan has played on a contending, elite team since he came into the NBA. Kobe has been rebuilding for 3 seasons in the 2000's (2005,2006,2007) and he may still end up with more rings in the decade.

Myth 1: Duncan has more impact for his team .

Kobe's Roles for his team:

-Primary Scorer
-Primary Defender
-Primary go to player in 4th
-Primary playmaker

Duncan's Roles for team:

-Not a primary scorer (very well-balanced scoring)
-Bowen is the primary defender (Duncan anchors the paint, but Bowen denies penetration, guards best players on other team)
-Manu and Parker are the go to guys in the 4th (Duncan also has his moments, but he is not self-sufficient)
-Parker is the primary playmaker

Myth 2: Duncan is more dominant than Kobe.

If you are going to call Duncan dominant, I guess we should call Kevin Garnett and Elton Brand dominant as well. Don't confuse dominance with consistency. The truth of the matter is Kobe is far more dominant than Timmy.

80+ point games: Kobe 1, Duncan 0
70+ point games Kobe 1, Duncan 0
60+ point games: Kobe 4, Duncan 0
50+ point games: Kobe 24, Duncan 0
40+ point games: Kobe 100, Duncan 9

January 14, 2002: Kobe score 56 points in 3 quarters. Memphis scores 59 in 3 quarters.

December 20, 2005: Kobe outscores the entire Dallas Mavericks team 62-61 at the end of the third quarter. This is the first and only time a player has outscored a team after 3 quarters.

Kobe Bryant is the only player who has can outscore an entire opposing team, you dont' get any more dominant than that. No one else has come close to matching Kobe in that regard - not Shaq, not Jordan and definately not Duncan.

Myth 3: Tim Duncan is the most fundamentally sound player in the NBA.

Tim Duncan's game has weaknessses - free throw shooting, three point shooting.
Kobe Bryant's game does not have any weaknesses. He is the most complete player in the game.

Kobe Bryant:

4 Championship (2000,2001,2002, 2009)
6 NBA Finals (2000,2001,2002,2004,2008, 2009)
1 NBA Finals MVP
2 Scoring Titles (2006, 2007)
1 Gold Medal (2008)
2 All-Star MVP (2001,2007)
1 NBA MVP (2008)
7 NBA All NBA 1st team
7 NBA All-Defensive 1st team
3 30+ ppg seasons
6 2000+ point seasons
1 SDC (1996)

Tim Duncan:

4 Championships (1999,2003,2005,2007)
4 NBA Finals (1999,2003,2005,2007)
3 Finals MVP (1999,2003, 2005)
0 Scoring Titles
0 Gold Medals
1 All-Star MVP (2004)
2 NBA MVP (2003,2004)
9 NBA All NBA 1st team
9 NBA All-Defensive 1st team
0 30 ppg seasons
1 2000+ point seasons


Head-to-Head playoff series: 6

1999: Spurs beat Lakers 4-0
2001: Lakers beat Spurs 4-0
2002: Lakers beat Spurs 4-1
2003: Spurs beat Lakers 4-2
2004: Lakers beat Spurs 4-2
2008: Lakers beat Spurs 4-1

Head-to-Head Playoff series wins:
Kobe: 4
Duncan: 2

What the Future Holds:

Lakers: By far the best team in the West, Kobe is only 30 and all his core is way younger than he is. He will play dominant basketball till age 35, and can play well even up till 37 or 38 because Bynum will be a force by then. That gives Kobe 7-8 more contending seasons.

Lakers core: Bryant 30, Odom 29, Gasol 27, Bynum 20
Cumulative Age: 106 years
Average Age: 26.5 years

Spurs: Spurs are still a great team, same experienced core that has carried them so far, but everyone knows they are done. Age has caught up with them.

Spurs core: Bowen 38, Duncan 32, Ginobili 31, Parker 26
Cumulative Age: 127 years
Average Age: 31.75 years

Lakers will likely win 2-3 more rings, while Spurs will most likely not win any more rings. Duncan is a great player, one of the premier power forwards of all-time and this article is not taking anything away from him. But Kobe is more dominant than Duncan, and make no mistake that he will finish with more rings when its all said and done.

And just for fun:

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great article.

Anonymous said...

Hey douchebag, playing with a top 5 center and future first-ballot HOFer is much better than playing with Manu, Parker, or Bruce Fucking Bowen

Anonymous said...

^ Oh because Duncan never won a championship with a top 5 center and first-ballot HOFer right?

Anonymous said...

"Oh because Duncan never won a championship with a top 5 center and first-ballot HOFer right?"

lol owned

Anonymous said...

your a troll.

Anonymous said...

Ridiculously biased article and incredibly flawed logic used to rule on who is the player of the decade.

Get Kobe's balls out of your mouth and you might be able to think straight.

Anonymous said...

lol,at saying Kobe is more dominant just based off of scoring, there's alot more to the game than that, and besides Kobe is a shooting guard his primamry role is scoring, Duncan is also a great rebounder and shot blocker. Hell, Iverson has the third best scoring average in history so by that logic Iverson>Olajuwon,lol.

Anonymous said...

"oh because Duncan never won a championship with a top 5 center and first ballot HOFer Right?"[Quote]

Are you hinting that playing with a 37 year old David Robinson who's on his way out of the league is the same as playing with Shaq in his prime?

Anonymous said...

ROFL

manu is a TOP SG in the league, parker is an elite PG, and bowen is one of the best defensive players

fucking moron

Anonymous said...

I laughed a little when you mentioned 3-point shooting as one of Tim Duncan's weakness. You might as well go ahead and name leading a fast break and crossovers and his weaknesses too.

I also like the little disclaimer saying that you're not taking anything away from Duncan, which is merely chimed in right after a Kobe on Duncan dunk video and a thoroughly biased article.

Well done.

(u wish)

Anonymous said...

Fakers are cheaters

Gasol for Kwame lol

Anonymous said...

Ok, because all great players in any sport did it by themselves? UH NO! So Duncan has great people to work with that help him be the player he is today, just like Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning, Tiger Woods, Mark McGuire... it's called a team!

Anonymous said...

Ok, because all great players in any sport did it by themselves? UH NO! So Duncan has great people to work with that help him be the player he is today, just like Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning, Tiger Woods, Mark McGuire... it's called a team!

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Anonymous said...

Double Standard 1: criticizing Shaq, the best player on a team that three-peated = epic failure.

Double Standard 2: Irrelevant. Player of the Decade has nothing to do with what your team is doing, or your surrounding team. If your team isn’t a contender, you get no sympathy.


Myth 1
Kobe’s Role for his team when Shaq was there was not as the primary scorer or the go to player. Trying to make up something called a “Primary Defender” is absurd. Obviously, that does not exist. You cover your position. And Duncan is the go to guy to close a game. Not to mention that these categories, aside from being wrong, favor that of a guard.


Myth 2:
First, he didn’t outscore an entire team FOR AN ENTIRE GAME. He did for 3 quarters. Its been done many times. IF Carmelo Anthony had been in the league since 2000, he would not be receiving any consideration, yet he has outscored team for quarters, And again. Scoring. So? Player of the Decade is not the best scorer. Duncan has had games where he has out-rebounded, and out-blocked an entire team for an entire game. Why didn’t that make the article.

Myth 3
1. Do you know what fundamentally sound means? 2. Those aren’t weaknesses for a post player. You can make an argument for FT shooting being one, but 3s are not a weakness for a post player. If you want to look at it our way, Kobe is weak rebounding and blocking shots.



You need to look at things from this decade: (note: 99-00 season is not part of this decade.)

3 Championship (2001,2002) fixed
5 NBA Finals (2001,2002,2004,2008, 2009) fixed
0 NBA Finals MVP valid
2 Scoring Titles (2006, 2007) proves hes a better scorer
1 Gold Medal (2008) not relevant
2 All-Star MVP (2001,2007) lol? Means nothing. Why would u even include this?
1 NBA MVP (2008) valid
7 NBA All NBA 1st - I didn’t check the years. I’ll take your word.
7 NBA All-Defensive 1st team
3 30+ ppg seasons – Means nothing.
6 2000+ point seasons – is the same as the one above
1 SDC (1996) – means even less than the all-star game.

Tim Duncan:

3 Championships (2003,2005,2007)
3 NBA Finals (2003,2005,2007)
2 Finals MVP (2003, 2005)
0 Scoring Titles - Player of decade does not mean best scorer
0 Gold Medals – not relevant.
1 All-Star MVP (2004) – not relevant
2 NBA MVP (2003,2004) - valid
7 NBA All NBA 1st team
6 NBA All-Defensive 1st team
0 30 ppg seasons – not relevant
1 2000+ point seasons – not relevant

I could have made a bunch of random categories to favor one person - like points in the paint, blocks, and rebounds - that didn’t affect the argument like u did. It’s a waste of time.

The future hasn’t happened. Wait and see.

In conclusion, you basically proved Kobe is a better SG that Duncan is/would be.

Duncan makes his teammates better. Can play with those who aren’t established (players drafted by spurs), as opposed to Kobe (players traded for). Not to mention the whole thing with Shaq.

Duncan was the undoubted leader for his 3 rings of this decade. Kobe was not, although this year he is (probably will get ring.)

When looking for player of the decade, team doesn’t effect it. Because they were rebuilding, does not mean that Kobe should not be looked at for that time period. That being said, Duncan’s spurs averages 7 more wins per year than Kobe’s Lakers.

Duncan has better intangibles. He is a better leader. Not to mention a cocky and arrogance factor, which Kobe has much more of.

Kobe would have to win 2 rings, with MVPs of course, for me to even think about comparing him to Duncan as player of the decade.

KO8E.COM said...

LOL at "gold medals being irrelevant"

Duncan with all-star teammates: Bronze, poor leadership, no dominance

Kobe with all-star teammates: Gold first time in 8 years, everyone looked up to him, praised his defense, had a hand on last 16 points, 4 point play in crucial game vs Spain.

Anonymous said...

Duncan is not the primary scorer on his team? Duncan was the leading scorer on all 4 championship teams he played on, and by a great margin in 1999 & 2003 and to a lesser exent 2005. Kobe on the otherhand was 2nd on his team in scoring in the regular season, playoffs and finals every season during the 3peat.

Anonymous said...

Waste of time.... Don't argue with this guy.. That's a waste.

Anonymous said...

Who Gives a shit about Kobe and this Kobe kiss-ass, who ever wrote this dam articleos the stupidest mutherfucker alive

Anonymous said...

Kobe has less wins per year.
Duncan is a better leader for his team off the court, he does not mouth off to the media.
Duncan passes the ball and is a dominate defender.
Kobe's defense is WAY overrated. I saw him get all defense first team the same year he cherry picked all game and had that high scoring average.
Kobe shoots the ball way more then duncan and has a lower shooting % than duncan.
Teams change the way they play offense when they go against Duncan.
Teams change the way they play defense against Kobe and Duncan.
Duncan alters every inside shot of the game somehow.
Dude, scoring is so junior high, I used to look at scoring average and think "best player" I stopped that once I learned how to play and watch the game.

Kobe is a better scorer, he is more athletic and his position allows him to be a ball hog. Duncan has been the best all decade

wilhelm yanes said...

This article is effin great!
I think old farts tend to go for Duncan. If 2000 does not count, you would have to count 2010. If Kobe wins another championship this year, you would all HAVE TO concede that Kobe is the greatest. Lakers are unstoppable right now. Not looking good for the duncan case!

Kate Faber 37 said...

I've heard some good arguments for Kobe being ahead of Duncan, but the arguments that are written here are very poor..TBH, it looks like a 12-year old wrote it..

I also think you should straighten out your priorities in life son..having a blog about an alleged rapist that throws teammates under the bus, snitches on his teammates, makes tapes insulting his teammates, quits on his team in a game 7 and is just an all-around bad guy is kind of unhealthy IMO..

I hope you don't have children..

Anonymous said...

While Kobe may be considered the "best" in regard to his spectacular skills, the MVP of the decade is the steady, make-my-teammates-better "big fundamental" Tim Duncan. And I'm a Laker fan.

william said...

whoever wrote this article is a complete idiot. Duncan is without question player of decade. Where were the spurs before duncan came to SA??? they were about to sent to another city thats were they were. Kobe had Shaq... end of story thanks if u wanna talk shit hit me up

Anonymous said...

alot of people just run off of their mouths. the reality is tim duncan had a center by the name of david robinson.a hall of famer and one of the top 50 players in the world. so all the kobe haters please learn about sports before u speak out with stupity.

Anonymous said...

This is a very silly and biased blog. So Duncan winning two NBA MVP means nothing to yoy ? A very dominant player for the spurs , leading in rebounds, an all round team player. Do you watch NBA at all ?

Anonymous said...

Garbage post...Kobe has only one finals mvp..the other titles were dominated by Shaq..player of the decade is either Shaq or Duncan..case closed.

eddy said...

WOW THIS IS CRAZY..KOBE AND DUNCAN OVER SHAQ??? U GUYS SERIOUS??LET ME MAKE MY 1ST POINT CLEAR..LAKERS WON 3 RINGSS IN THE ROW WITH SHAQ N KOBE (BUT) SHAQ WAS THE FINALS MVP..GUYS WHEN SOMEONE IS THE FINALS MVP THAT MEANS A LOT IS THE MOST VAL PLAYER OF THE SERIES..YES KOBE IS THERE BUT SHAQ WAS THE FINALS MVP 3 YEARS IN THE ROW AND U CANT TAKE THAT AWAY FROM HIM PERIOD...MY 2ND POINT SHAQ WENT TO MIAMI AND WON ANOTHER RING NOT ONLY THAT BUT HE PROMISE TO MIAMI A TEAM THAT HAD NEVER WIN A RING THAT HE WILL BRING A CHAMPIONSHIP TO TOWN(HOW MANY PLAYERS CAN GUARANTEE A CHAMPIONSHIP LOL)COME ON..SO HE DID IT AND WITH A DIFFRENT TEAM..AND IF CHAMPIONSHIPS ITS WHATS COUNTS CUZ THATS WHAT PLAYERS PLAY FOR THEN TIM DUNCAM SHOULD BE ON TOP OF KOBE TOO...FORGET KOBE 81 POINTS THAT WAS VS THE WORST TEAM IN THE LEAGUE AT THE MOMENT AND HE DIDNT EVEN MAKE THE PLAYOFF THAT YEAR SO PEOPLE BE REALISTIC LETS GET SERIOUS HERE SHAQ WAS THE MAN..ED

Anonymous said...

are you crazy, they are completely different positions, how can you compare their scoring, a power forwad and a friquin shooting guard, this was an incredibly biased article, tim duncan is nba player of the decade and thats that yo

Brenda said...

This guy has a major crush on Kobe...his article sounded like a seventh grader writing a one page report on his most favorite athlete. Embarrassing for him.

Anonymous said...

kobe has selfish titles not like the big foundamental plus kobe has to have high paid players or else they wont win if tony manu and bowen are great players why the lakers didnt pick them. they became great with the spurs because of the way the play and tim makes them great. you wanna you jump on the band wagon go ahead just like all of the soppossed to be jordan fans. and dont even compare kobe to jordan cause jordan change the game kobe is just bitting what jordan did.

Anonymous said...

All Star MVP awards are gifts from the other players. One year the West players tried their best to give it to Tracy McGrady because the game was in Houston, but Lebron was all "it's mine" and wouldn't pass the ball so he got it. So, I would say that 1 league MVP is worth 3 or 4 All Star MVP titles in weight.

Also, 3pt shooting? How's Kobe's post play? How does he match up with the bigs? Oh that's right, he stays outside and uses screens and dribble penetration to get to the rim, not much of a post up player.

Kobe is a great player, but Tim is the player of the decade, with a higher winning percentage than Kobe has. Without Pau, Kobe would still be fighting it out with Golden State for that final playoff spot.

Anonymous said...

But the truth is that even Tim benefits from his coach and general manager (and owner). Kobe does as well, except Kobe's knows how to rig a shady trade for an elite player in exchange for bench players. I suspect that Al Jefferson will be the next one to go to the Lakers for probably Farmar and Sasha, since Kurt Rambis is now coaching the T-Wolves.

Anonymous said...

I can't blame you man... that's ur opinion... well it's obvious that ur a kobe fan... I think overall, Tim Duncan is the player of the decade. In terms of winning, how u carry the team, how u affect the team, hows ur attitude in the whole game in the DECADE.... Duncan carry San Antonio All though out his career... When Shaqs leave L.A, Kobe and the Lakers were miserable. Kobe needs another what 2 or 3 years before he can carry the team... and remember, Kobe wants to get out of Lakers before the Gasol trade... Finding a better team mate or a better team???? is that what u call leadership???

Anonymous said...

Haha this is stupid, the only reason kobe scores more points per game than duncan and is the primary scorer on his is because he shoots 2-3 times as many shots as duncan or anyone else on his team. Second, kobe could not single handedly carry his team to championships, I remember he was about ready to leave the lakers earlier in the decade when he had those 50-80 point games and the lakers were still losing.

Jonathan said...

Are you carzy your stats are shot cause tim lead hi team to the finals kobe lead his team twice and won one. yes kobe was there 6 times but won 4 tim knows how to win on the big stage when he gets there he win just like Mike.

Nya Hemmingz said...

this is a good comparison but really and truly if u campare the resumes kobe is the best and i'd actually lean to give player of the decade to shaq before Time Duncan. He was surrounded bu good player and Kobe was also. Its just Kobe has done so much, made so many acoplishments and even surpassed the logo. THE FREAKIN LOGO.JERRY WEST!? What else does the man have to do to prove he is the best? Come on people yeah tim duncan DEFINETLY IS UP THERE AND DESERVES THE AWARD,but Kobe has outshined him. But we'll see what happens

Anonymous said...

This is one of the worst fucking articles posted. What the fuck are u talking about? Get off the crack moron.

Nina said...

It was confirmed that Kobe Bryant is the official NBA Player of the Decade coming out from the pool of other players.

"The numbers say...
Bryant: 28.2 points per game, 5.9 rebounds, 5.2 assists, one MVP, four titles

Duncan: 21.2 points per game, 11.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, two MVPs, three titles"

The question is, is he really worth it?

Anonymous said...

Tim gave some of his salaries to accomodate other players. Kobe tooke every penny in LA to give in to his caprices.

Tim can play with any player you give him. Kobe wanted shaq to be traded so he can have all the attention he wants.

Tim never had any brushes with the law. Kobe was indicted somwhere in Colorado.

Tim forego millions of dollars by finishing his college degree. Kobe was dangled with money and he jumped to the NBA from highschool.

Oh yeah, I will tell the next generation what Kobe has accomplished but I will tell them to follow what Tim has accomplished.

Anonymous said...

1. Shaquille O'neal
2. Tim Duncan
3. Kobe Bryant

Kobe was the sidekick on his first three titles, thus he was a joke during the mid of this decade (from 04-07)

The guy who wrote this article only relies on stats, it's obvious. Just look at the comparison about how many 50+ games Kobe and Duncan have had, that's the proof. Kobe has scored the second most amount of points in a single game in NBA history, but what of it? Isn't that the year where LA was the JV team of the league?

Being the individual that Kobe is, he would win games for LA; but he wouldn't amount to shit in the long run until he finally redeemed himself during the 07-08 season.

Tim Duncan is much more valuable to have because he's the system of the Spurs, and nobody has won with as little help as Duncan. This douchebag would mention Manu and Parker as the go-to guys in the fourth.... the two of those players are where they are because of Duncan. Ask Greg Popovich, and he'd tell you the same. That's why I'd much rather have Tim Duncan lead my team than Kobe Bryant.

Shaquille O'neal is the best player of this decade. His dominance surpasses Kobe's dominance by only a galaxy, and I don't even want to get started on efficiency. Of course he's going to be on a decline, afterall the guy has been in the NBA since the early 90s. The fact is that he still dominates every big man in the league, afterall he went 9-10 from the floor against Dwight Howard (DPOTY) this past season.

Shaq has already proven that he can win a title without Kobe, and Kobe proves that he can win a title without Shaq. Though when Kobe is finally able to lead his team, people are questioning on whether or not he's even the best player in the league. Yet when he averaged 35 points per game, LA was an 8th seeded team who lost in the first round against the Suns. Though when Shaq was one of the top scorers in the league, he'd have one of the best teams in the entire league. This is why a dominant center is much more reliable to have, rather than a dominant guard.... because unlike Kobe, Shaq has gone 58 percent from the floor while averaging 30 points per game. Yes Kobe takes 3 pointers while Shaq is right below the basket, but two points is two points. Thus, the game is revolved around the center, afterall Shaq is one of the few who have been able to knock Michael Jordan out of the playoffs. Shaq brought the force when he first joined the Heat, and he was the MVP of the 04-05 league..... though he happened to let Steve Nash borrow the trophy. Thus, Shaq is pretty much the reason for Kobe's emotional motivation about finally winning a title without Shaq. Shaq is the most dominant player of all time, therefore; he's the best player of this decade.

Also, if you think I'm hating on Kobe; then get off his nuts already, he could careless about you. I'll debate circles about why Kobe is better than LeBron James anyway.

Anonymous said...

1. Shaquille O'neal
2. Tim Duncan
3. Kobe Bryant

Kobe was the sidekick on his first three titles, thus he was a joke during the mid of this decade (from 04-07)

The guy who wrote this article only relies on stats, it's obvious. Just look at the comparison about how many 50+ games Kobe and Duncan have had, that's the proof. Kobe has scored the second most amount of points in a single game in NBA history, but what of it? Isn't that the year where LA was the JV team of the league?

Being the individual that Kobe is, he would win games for LA; but he wouldn't amount to shit in the long run until he finally redeemed himself during the 07-08 season.

Tim Duncan is much more valuable to have because he's the system of the Spurs, and nobody has won with as little help as Duncan. This douchebag would mention Manu and Parker as the go-to guys in the fourth.... the two of those players are where they are because of Duncan. Ask Greg Popovich, and he'd tell you the same. That's why I'd much rather have Tim Duncan lead my team than Kobe Bryant.

Shaquille O'neal is the best player of this decade. His dominance surpasses Kobe's dominance by only a galaxy, and I don't even want to get started on efficiency. Of course he's going to be on a decline, afterall the guy has been in the NBA since the early 90s. The fact is that he still dominates every big man in the league, afterall he went 9-10 from the floor against Dwight Howard (DPOTY) this past season.

Shaq has already proven that he can win a title without Kobe, and Kobe proves that he can win a title without Shaq. Though when Kobe is finally able to lead his team, people are questioning on whether or not he's even the best player in the league. Yet when he averaged 35 points per game, LA was an 8th seeded team who lost in the first round against the Suns. Though when Shaq was one of the top scorers in the league, he'd have one of the best teams in the entire league. This is why a dominant center is much more reliable to have, rather than a dominant guard.... because unlike Kobe, Shaq has gone 58 percent from the floor while averaging 30 points per game. Yes Kobe takes 3 pointers while Shaq is right below the basket, but two points is two points. Thus, the game is revolved around the center, afterall Shaq is one of the few who have been able to knock Michael Jordan out of the playoffs. Shaq brought the force when he first joined the Heat, and he was the MVP of the 04-05 league..... though he happened to let Steve Nash borrow the trophy. Thus, Shaq is pretty much the reason for Kobe's emotional motivation about finally winning a title without Shaq. Shaq is the most dominant player of all time, therefore; he's the best player of this decade.

Anonymous said...

As recently as the 2007 season the Spurs offensive strategy was built on Duncan demanding a double-team in the post. Defensively, since Duncan's third season, the strategy has been for the perimeter defenders to funnel the ball carrier towards Duncan. Since the winter of 2003 (during the 40-points streak) Bryant only plays defense when the mood strikes him. (Bryant also abbrogates the triangle whenever the mood strikes him. And Shaq was the focal point of the offense until 2002. And a strong argument can be made that Bryant's intransigence cost the Lakers the 2003 and 2004 titles, i.e. he wanted to be the focal point.) I happen to believe that Duncan has been the best player of the post-Jordan era, but I have heard many strong arguments in Bryant's and O'Neal's favor. This article, though, was rubbish.

Anonymous said...

Funny how the idiotic author says Kobe was the primary scoring option while Duncan's Spurs had a balanced offensive attack then trys to say Kobe was more dominate because of him scoring more points. LOL!

Anonymous said...

Duncan not complete because he can't shoot three pointers? You do understand the guy is a PF/C?

FYI: The guy spends his time in the paint not on the perimeter jacking threes. Talk about being clueless!

Anonymous said...

I love David Robinson one of the greatest centers of all time but remember he never one a championship until Tim Duncan came along.
Also when Shaq was hurt that year Kobe scored like 40+ points 9 games in a row they ended up with the 5 seed in the playoffs.
Kobe is a ballhog in the 04-05 no self respecting player wanted to play with him.
This coversation should be between Tim Duncan and Shaq in the decade they won 7 of 10 NBA titles.
The stuff you put up there was foolish you ask any NBA player if they would want to play with Tim or Kobe they'd say Tim because at the end of the game they know Kobe will jack up a shot with 5 people on him.
Tim will make the right play also you want to talk All-stars since Duncan no rookie has made the All-Star team.
Hey he was also the Rookie of the Year, Kobe wasnt in fact he barely made the all rookie second team but its just like a Kobe lover to add stupid stuff to make a point huh

Coach T said...

Some of you guys really need to learn that scoring doesn't make you the greatest player in the league. Teamwork is 1 of them. I've read more articles where the team was mad at kobe cause he didn't pass the ball enough and he stole the whole show. I've never read anything like that about Duncan. Plus try playing for a competitive team. I guarantee you that less people will look up to you if you go for the most shots. This year at my school, our most looked up to player was our center. He scored consistently but he passed more than he attempted. Our small forward was a ball hog and more people bad mouthed him. I'm sorry but thats fact!

Anonymous said...

Guess you're not a fortune teller... I'll take Duncan over Kobe to start my franchise. Oh, wait... I need to find a billion dollars somewhere first! :)

Anonymous said...

Hilarious. This article has all kinds of fail in it.


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