Originally Posted by chazzy
Lol yeah, I'm biased because of how shocked I was at a totally average (on O) center like Hibbert looking so great against them.. but that was more to do with his physical advantage down low. Pau has more of a skilled game.. Bosh did a pretty good job against Dirk with his length and lateral movement.
And that is exactly why if they had a better version of Bynum...I would change my tune.
It's like the 10 vs 13 matchup...I don't even think it would be close. Not only because the Heat were clearly worse, but Bynum was better and healthier and play that Hibbert role.
In 09 vs 12...I just think Lebron was a little better than Kobe. Wade was still very good to great and I'd still take him over Gasol. And then the Heat actually had a team that could make Kobe work his ass off on both ends.
And while Gasol would have the advantage, Bosh/Haslem/Anthony could hold their own better than I think some are giving credit for.
Obviously we don't know for sure, but I think this hypothetical should be given to the Heat. I agree it would have been interesting and great to watch though...watching Kobe go against Wade, Lebron, and Battier all taking turns guarding him would have been so fun to see. Who knows...maybe Kobe gets hot and kills it...just never know for sure.