Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:49 pm

What's the better duo? A prime Kobe and Pau or past prime Kobe and a prime Dwight?
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby pound4pound1 on Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:57 pm

give me at least ONE game before i announce the Kobe/Dwight duo superior to the 2 title Kobe-Pau duo
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby Weezy on Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:03 pm

Kobe and Pau won 2 titles as a duo, we have to at least win one with Dwight for me to be able to answer this. On paper it would seem to be Dwight because he's a lot like Shaq and Kobe used to get Shaq easy dunks all day long, plus Dwight is a3 time DPOY and always an All-Star. Dwight isn't as polished offensively as Shaq or Pau though so we'll just have to see, Kobe and Pau worked perfectly together for at least 3 seasons there.
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby 100%effort on Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:05 pm

Based on history I have to go with Kobe and Pau until further notice.
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:27 pm

Kobe/Pau has 3 Finals appearances and 2 Championships.
Kobe/Howard has a Kobe facial going for them.

Ill say Kobe/Pau at this juncture.
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby Center Court on Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:55 pm

not really a fair comparison. All in their primes and it's Kobe/Dwight. The Kobe of 12-13 is not the Kobe of 08-09 09-10 or even 10-11 which is when he and Pau dominated.

I say that because of how well the Kobe/Shaq duo worked. Kobe was so great at relentlessly getting to the basket , drawing the opposing center's attention and then dishing off to Shaq who could power through and smash it. Dwight has that ability. Pau offers the ability to playoff him while Dwight you play through him. If that makes sense?
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby Lakeshow24 on Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:27 pm

Kobe/Pau. They were both prime, and it's really no comparison. We'll need Nash and Pau to even hope for the success of the two titles Kobe/Pau duo won.
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby JSM on Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:23 pm

Perfect thread to revisit two trophies from now.

Pau has Dwight with as far as IQ and an offensive arsenal go, but Dwight doesn't shrink like Pau does, Dwight is like the Energizer bunny...just keeps going and going and going. Then Dwight's worst defensive performance still blows Pau's best defensive performance out of the water.

So I'd say a Kobe/D12 duo has the potential to trump the Kobe/Pau duo, especially when Kobe's knowledge of how to play with that type of big man...err Superman comes into play, BUT it's way too early to tell.
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby tigerjeterkobe on Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:42 pm

3 years from now, the real question will be

Young Kobe and dominant Shaq
Prime Kobe and Prime Gasol
Past-Prime Kobe and Prime Dwight

Shaq and Kobe made 4 finals together and had decent role players.

But this team, if Nash is even 70% of what he was, with Gasol, old Jamison, and old Ron, could be even better, but for a shorter period. If Kobe wins 2 more with Dwight, without Phil and Fish, this will be a tough question. But I am sure most of you will go with Shaq and Kobe no matter what.

I hesitate because if Kobe and Dwight win it now, that is impressive gven the talent in the league now compared to 99-2004.
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby Doc Brown on Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:46 pm

Kobe / Fisher >>>>>> Any combo


Joking of course, but it's pretty impressive how much a star (Kobe) and a role player (Fisher) have accomplished/done over the years. They're definitely up there for top Star/role player combo's IMO. (Talking playoffs, big games, etc.)
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby Center Court on Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:34 pm

tigerjeterkobe wrote:3 years from now, the real question will be

Young Kobe and dominant Shaq
Prime Kobe and Prime Gasol
Past-Prime Kobe and Prime Dwight

Shaq and Kobe made 4 finals together and had decent role players.

But this team, if Nash is even 70% of what he was, with Gasol, old Jamison, and old Ron, could be even better, but for a shorter period. If Kobe wins 2 more with Dwight, without Phil and Fish, this will be a tough question. But I am sure most of you will go with Shaq and Kobe no matter what.

I hesitate because if Kobe and Dwight win it now, that is impressive gven the talent in the league now compared to 99-2004.


Kobe/Shaq was the greatest duo ever. Better the MJ/Pippen, Kareem/Magic, Malone/Stockton, etc.

Had their primes been together and egos never got in the way, they could have won 8-10 rings together. Kobe/Pau has nothing on Kobe/Shaq.
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby Battle Tested20 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:40 am

100%effort wrote:Based on history I have to go with Kobe and Pau until further notice.
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby LakerFan1980 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:50 am

Yeah, a prime Kobe and a prime Pau is unstoppable!
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby Juronimo on Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:49 pm

Battle Tested20 wrote:
100%effort wrote:Based on history I have to go with Kobe and Pau until further notice.


Yes, and don't forget Pau outplayed Dwight in the finals in '09.
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby thkthebest on Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:46 pm

I would take the Kobe/Pau duo, but that's basically because prime Kobe was such a beast.
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby XXIV on Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:40 pm

thkthebest wrote:I would take the Kobe/Pau duo, but that's basically because prime Kobe was such a beast.


I'm of the same mindset. Prime Kobe was an absolute monster, some of these so called great defenders in today's game already have difficult guarding an aging Kobe Bryant. Imagine how some of them would fare dealing with a Kobe at the peak of his athleticism and shooting.
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby nameant on Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:07 am

I'll take the duo that won 2 titles together vs. the duo that hasn't played a game together.
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby Thenextgreat on Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:15 am

2 titles any day...let's wait and see though..
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby lakersStan24 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:01 pm

Kobe & Dwight!!! NO QUESTION
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby LakerLegacy24 on Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:30 pm

I just can't wait til I see Kobe drive and feed Dwight a quick pass around the defender and see Dwight slam it home. It's gonna remind me of the Shaq and Frobe days.
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby Kou on Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:15 am

Prime Kobe + Prime Howard
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby bystander on Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:14 am

Then Dwight's worst defensive performance still blows Pau's best defensive performance out of the water.


Please, let's not overrate people because he's a Laker now. Dwight is great but Pau still shot .600 FG in the finals against Orlando averaging almost 20 points while Bynum was playing 15 minutes tops that series. Also, Pau's man to man defense is way better than some people give him credit.

Dwight best weapon is rebounding, athleticism and blocking in the weak side. IMHO he should improve he's man to man defense.
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Re: Better Duo: Kobe/Pau Or Kobe/Dwight?

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:15 am

First..... Kobe/Howard haven't even practiced together.. much less played a game together.....

Second.... it will be hard to figure this out because Kobe/Pau was also Kobe/Pau/Fisher...... Kobe/Howard will be Kobe/Howard/Nash..... So to compare the two scenarios presented will be purely subjective IMHO unless you take into account the point guards and the systems.....
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