Originally Posted by aj1987
Pass it to who? Wasn't Deng shooting ~40%?
Anyone who doesn't have Kobe in their top 10 IS an idiot.
Deng's defense helps teams win. He is a good player certainly better than a backup.
Actually it is the opposite. Kobe is not even close to top 10 of all time. Prime Kobe could not even win a single playoff series in the 3 seasons he got without a prime HOF big man. He led his team to 2 7th seeds (both first round losses) and then a missed playoffs. And that was PRIME Kobe.
He is the most overrated athlete of modern times.