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Old 06-22-2014, 11:51 PM   #16
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Default Re: Replace Kobe with Melo in the 09 and 10 Finals.

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Old 06-22-2014, 11:55 PM   #17
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Default Re: Replace Kobe with Melo in the 09 and 10 Finals.

Hmm... Lakers could still go far, but I don't know if they win it all. Not sure how Melo fits in the triangle offense. He's not the passer Bryant is. He's not even the scorer Bryant is either.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:47 AM   #19
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I agree......that's why Tragic Johnson is extremely overrated.
I don't think he is top 5 ever, but top 10 yes he should be.

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Old 06-23-2014, 01:58 PM   #20
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Kobe vs Melo 2009 WCF

Kobe: 34/6/6 on 63% TS

Melo: 28/5/4 on 55% TS


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Kobe: 34/7/8 on 64% TS

those are Jordan esque numbers.

How bout we go with the entire 08-09 playoffs

kobe 30 5 5 on 45/35/88
melo 27 6 4 on 45/36/83

Yep close enough, Lakers still win if they switched teams.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:59 PM   #21
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Default Re: Replace Kobe with Melo in the 09 and 10 Finals.

Wins both chips easily and win another in 11 for three peat. Challenges MJ for goat position
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:00 PM   #22
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Default Re: Replace Kobe with Melo in the 09 and 10 Finals.

Lose both. Melo is not a good playoff performer.
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:01 PM   #23
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Lose both. Melo is not a good playoff performer.

Yeah he's not good, he's best
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Nothing changes, except Melo is clear cut 2010 FMVP and Pau isn't in the discussion.

Melo B2B Finals wins and 2X FMVP
Title in 2009 and probably lost to Phoenix in 2010.
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Kobe > Melo > LeBald
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If Melo joins the Heat, expect me to make retroactive arguments as to why Melo has always been better than Kobe.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:48 PM   #28
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Default Re: Replace Kobe with Melo in the 09 and 10 Finals.

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How bout we go with the entire 08-09 playoffs

kobe 30 5 5 on 45/35/88
melo 27 6 4 on 45/36/83

Yep close enough, Lakers still win if they switched teams.

So Melo played almost as good against other competition.. And Kobe murked him head to head. Denver had a very good team around melo and it wouldn't have been enough to overcome Kobe taking over games way more than melo could.

It'd be like if you switched MJ and Clyde's teams.. Clyde would have a better second option now and MJ would have the more balanced stacked team but MJ would still crush Clyde and Portland would win
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Default Re: Replace Kobe with Melo in the 09 and 10 Finals.

Kobe - Melo h2h stats in playoffs

Kobe: 34/6/6 on 49/34/86 shooting

Melo: 26/7/3 on 39/25/83 shooting

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