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Old 11-11-2019, 12:27 AM   #16
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Default Re: Who was better at his peak: Curry or Kobe?

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How about Kobe's shooting percentages?

His shooting percentages stay relatively consistent whereas Curry's always takes a noticeable dip.

Don't forget, Curry once scored 10 points in a Finals game and had to be carried by KD, effectively coughing up his chances of a FMVP.
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Old 11-11-2019, 12:32 AM   #17
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Default Re: Who was better at his peak: Curry or Kobe?

kobe hands down.
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Old 11-11-2019, 12:35 AM   #18
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Default Re: Who was better at his peak: Curry or Kobe?

the one that was an all-world defensive guard and didnt need protection cuddling from top tier perimeter defenders like Klay/Iggy taking the tough matchups and the best help defender of this generation in Draymond to make up for his constant mistakes
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:11 AM   #19
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Default Re: Who was better at his peak: Curry or Kobe?

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How about Kobe's shooting percentages?
Different era. More difficult scoring climate. More physicality, perimeter particularly. Much slower pace and less space. Rim defenders. You serious right now?
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:31 AM   #20
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Default Re: Who was better at his peak: Curry or Kobe?

Kobe just because he was elite at offense, also quite good with defense too, but peak Curry very close.
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:33 AM   #21
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Default Re: Who was better at his peak: Curry or Kobe?

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Different era. More difficult scoring climate. More physicality, perimeter particularly. Much slower pace and less space. Rim defenders. You serious right now?
Disregarding Kobe's shot selection itself?
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:50 AM   #22
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Default Re: Who was better at his peak: Curry or Kobe?

Despite being a huge fan of the Kobester, Curry is the only right answer here.
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Old 11-11-2019, 05:58 AM   #23
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Default Re: Who was better at his peak: Curry or Kobe?

Kobe was more consistent on offense and leagues above Curry on defense, it's not even close. Replace Steph with Kobe on those Warriors squads and they win it all from 2014-2019.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:56 AM   #24
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x2 MVP, one time unanimous vs x1 symphaty MVP. Cmon now, be serious.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:25 AM   #25
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Default Re: Who was better at his peak: Curry or Kobe?

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Kobe just because he was elite at offense, also quite good with defense too, but peak Curry very close.

Except that Kobe was never elite offensively. He's never shot 50% in any season in his career or come close. He's never lead the league in advanced metrics e.g. PER and again, never came close. Shooting a ton of awful shots so that you can get your points doesnt make you elite.

21 Lebron, 3rd year Wade, Dirk, and Nash were all better offensively than prime Kobe.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:26 AM   #26
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Kobe was more consistent on offense and leagues above Curry on defense, it's not even close. Replace Steph with Kobe on those Warriors squads and they win it all from 2014-2019.

The gap between Curry (who is in the argument for best offensive peak ever) and kobe is much larger than the gap between 2006 Kobe and 2016 Curry defensively.
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:07 AM   #27
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The gap between Curry (who is in the argument for best offensive peak ever) and kobe is much larger than the gap between 2006 Kobe and 2016 Curry defensively.

Curry is a terrible defensive player while Kobe was elite. 2006 isn't a good comparison because Kobe played with the worst supporting cast while Curry had his best, 2009 Kobe shits on 2016 Curry, just look at the Post-season numbers. Curry is a product of a system while Kobe dominated regardless of his supporting cast. Curry's defensive metrics are a joke, it's all Iguodala, Green and Klay.

Kobe's numbers would be far different in this era, Curry's "offensive peak" is putting up 22 ppg in the Finals and choking a 3 - 1 lead against an inferior opponent. That Warriors squad beat the Rockets without him and were up 2 - 1 in the WCSF before his return, imagine Kobe having a team that could potentially make the Finals without him.
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:28 PM   #28
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Default Re: Who was better at his peak: Curry or Kobe?

Loooool at kobe not being elite offensively. Must be a Celtics fan
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:35 PM   #29
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Curry had one of the greatest offensive seasons in history but this is easily Kobe.
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:35 PM   #30
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Also the fact that he made 402 threes in a single season, breaking the old record by 116 which was set by none other than Steph himself. Oh and let's not forget most of these shots were from 30+ feet away and contested and he STILL made 45% of them.



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