Soo....Media votes for MVP, that's legit....Media votes for All NBA its not legit...Actually Head coaches vote for All Defensive team, not legit?
Or is it just that some ppl don't like Kobe, so their agenda picks and chooses wats important?
No. I don't think any of it is legit unless it maps with reality and what happens on the court.
I don't care if Phil Jackson says Dwight Howard is better than Lebron (which he kind of did in an interview with Dan Patrick when he said he'd take Howard over Lebron)....he's just objectively wrong and it doesn't map with reality and what happens on the court.
The evidence has to back the shit up. And, of course, Kobe's all defensive selections don't map with reality. That is the point.
But I've never been in favor of using such highly subjective things like that as more than just icing on the cake in arguments. They mean very little imo and that has nothing to do with Kobe. It has to do with the nature of the awards.
I completely agree, great point.
I wasn't trying to compare the teams as an "absolute" and only measure. I just tried to give people a rough idea that Kobe's best teammates were pretty comparable to other star's best teammates. Even if we consider pace, I don't think the difference would be significanty but of course there are a few adjustments I would need to make to the numbers to make it more accurate.
You're right, I should have included all 12 players to compare "deepness", but honestly it would have taken me so long to do...
Not only that but there are also the factor of stats being not what they are. For example...what does steals mean really? In 08-09, Spurs had very few steals and great defensively while Timberwolves also had very few steals and very bad defensively.
And blocks. Does getting many blocks means you have a great defensive team? Or do you let people penetrate so much (bad perimeter defense) the bigs are bound to get many blocks?