Let me actually respond to the guy who foolishly posted about how Kobe was the GOAT and I will go through his points here. Kobe played half his career post hand checking rule changes. That happened in 2004–2005. Jordan meanwhile, played the entirety of his career pre hand checking rule changes. He even played against… Continue reading Is Kobe Bryant really better than Michael Jordan?
Partly marketing, partly context. Rick Barry and Kobe actually share a lot of crazy similarities, from their arrogance/hyper competitiveness to disdainful treatment of their teammates to them both giving up on their team in a Game 7, BOTH against the Suns. Both were fierce competitors on the court who’s perfectionism irritated teammates and opponents alike.… Continue reading Why is Rick Barry so hated while Kobe and Jordan are so beloved despite also being hard on their teammates?
1950s: Bob Pettit – George Mikan, Bob Cousy runner ups Yeah I’m going with Pettit over Mikan and Cousy. The reasoning being: Mikan had no competition for his time and it was pre shot clock, pre goaltending era, he was playing in a baby version of the NBA basically. Cousy was a great player but… Continue reading Who would you say was the greatest NBA players of each decade for the past 40 years?