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Old 03-15-2013, 07:27 PM   #30
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Default Re: Kobe Bryant on Michael Jordan, LeBron, winning championships, etc

Originally Posted by Heilige

If Kobe had never played with Shaq, would his numbers/stat line be similar to MJ and LeBron like he is alluding to?

Kobe wouldn't have matched the numbers early on, IMO, but his overall career numbers would be better... I don't know how much better, but there would be a clear difference.

Originally Posted by Levity
"It does bother me that during your career, everyone says, 'Win championships.' Now, at the end of your career, they want to look at [individual] numbers. That drives me crazy a little."

great quote.

I agree, but I also think people look for context when they haven't seen the performances at hand and numbers are what they got to work with.
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