Re: Putting away the myth that Kobe is a better midranger shooter than MJ
Originally Posted by eliteballer
No FOOL. Jordan's inflated by the short 3 point line. His % with the real line is 29%.
God, you're dumb. You don't simply take away the percentages from those two season.
MJ got better at shooting from distance every season in the league starting in 1990.
You don't take the inflated percentages, but you give him a mean or median average of what he shot in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1998 from distance. Use that for the two seasons in '96 and '97 where he shot from the shortened line, what he would've shot from the normal distance.
Which is only a ruler length closer, and you have the accurate percentage. MJ would've shot around 30 - 33% from the normal three point line.
Much the same as Kobe. There is a difference though, it doesn't mean MJ's as good from 3. Kobe shoots it more, so his percentage dips. Having watched them, Kobe is the superior player from deep. He has better and more consistent range.
With that said MJ is easily the better and more consistent mid range shooter. Eye test folks. No bias either way, just truth.