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."
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.