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Old 11-11-2019, 05:39 AM   #1
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What year was Kobe the clear-cut best player in the world?
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Old 11-11-2019, 05:45 AM   #2
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From 05-10.
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Old 11-11-2019, 05:48 AM   #3
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05-10 pm on a day when Lebron was sick?



Iíll give you that.
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Old 11-11-2019, 05:48 AM   #4
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Old 11-11-2019, 05:49 AM   #5
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Old 11-11-2019, 05:52 AM   #6
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There's 0 question about it from 05-09 and it was pretty apparent in the 2010 Playoffs. I wouldn't expect anyone here to actually have watched the games back then, almost everyone had Kobe as the best player in the league.
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Old 11-11-2019, 05:58 AM   #7
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There's 0 question about it from 05-09 and it was pretty apparent in the 2010 Playoffs. I wouldn't expect anyone here to actually have watched the games back then, almost everyone had Kobe as the best player in the league.
Kobe was never the best player in 05. 06-10 maybe
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:01 AM   #8
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Kobe was never the best player in 05. 06-10 maybe

From the start of the 05-06 season to the end of the 09-10 one.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:10 AM   #9
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Wouldnt say he was ever clear cut. The years he was arguably the best he was neck and neck with someone else. Jordan , Shaq, LeBron...those are clear cut.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:13 AM   #10
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Wouldnt say he was ever clear cut. The years he was arguably the best he was neck and neck with someone else. Jordan , Shaq, LeBron...those are clear cut.

Makes sense why those 3 guys are solidified top 10 all time players while general consensus for Kobe is 12thBe
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:30 AM   #11
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Well in 2007 Wade was hurt half the year, Lebron was young, KG was still KG but on a bad team being ignored and people didnt generally have Nash or Dirk over Kobe and I suspect they themselves would agree. Its not clear cut but you could say it was Kobe and Duncan....with Kobe getting more love of course because of the big point totals despite a bad record.

If you had to take one year its probably 07 or 08 before Lebron reached full power and Wade was injured both years with KG and Duncan gradually slowing down. Maybe lean 08 since the Lakers had a good year and people will always factor that in.

He was never near an undisputed #1 player though. Few have been. Im not even sure how many. Mikan im sure was. Wilt maybe on Philly. Kareem for a while in the 70s. Bird was barely disputed in the mid 80s. Jordan at some points. Shaq in 2000. Duncan in 03 would be close but a lot of people had Kobe as #1 and some would say KG and Tmac too. Lebron probably had it close to undisputed in 12 and 13.

Its rare. It takes other players being hurt or old or your team to be pretty insane and just wiping people out.

Its more an issue of the stars aligning than your individual ability.

If I had to pick a moment of peak Kobe its probably 2008 or 2009....even though he wasnt that far off even in 2003. All those years have other people making strong claims other than 08 though. Lot of people had down years or their teams did with make it an easier sell.

Lebron made the finals in 07 while Kobe didnt really accomplish anything but I dont think many people in position to choose would say Lebron was better at the time.

In a player poll I think Kobe would win in 06-2010 or so with the last couple years by the thinnest of margins.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:34 AM   #12
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It's a bad day for lebron fans.
He fooled a lot of people with his stats, even in his prime.
Kobe and shaq were the two best in the league from 00 to 04, then kobe from 06 to 10, was as good as anybody in 13. Responsible for a whole lotta finals trips AND wins.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:34 AM   #13
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Would we consider Hakeem clear cut in '94 or Dirk in '11?
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:37 AM   #14
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He never was.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:46 AM   #15
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There's 0 question about it from 05-09 and it was pretty apparent in the 2010 Playoffs. I wouldn't expect anyone here to actually have watched the games back then, almost everyone had Kobe as the best player in the league.
Hahahahaha.
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