It’s Lebron, and it’s not that close. Kobe fools casuals into thinking he’s a great defender because he has 12x All-Def selections. In his early years, especially 1999–2003 he was a very solid defender but after that, he started slacking off on defense. A lot of these All-Def selections were not deserved, and based on […]
As a fan of basketball history, one of the things I’ve always been a bit annoyed about is how the NBA excludes ABA awards and records. After all, the NBA has incorporated the BAA (the predecessor of the NBA) and their records into the NBA, but then when the ABA merged with the NBA, the […]
How much do analytics factor into your all-time ranking of an NBA player? which players are ranked much more highly by analytics than by fans?
Analysts and fans can often differ when it comes to ranking all time greats. Sometimes they align, like when it comes to Jordan and Lebron, analysts and fans generally agree that these two players are at the top. However, other times there may be a lot of disparity. The most obvious example is Kobe Bryant (overrated […]