Center Court wrote:TIME wrote:Center Court wrote:I'll be a bit more rationale and look at reality: Kobe. ... can't be the #1 on a championship team,
He hasn't played a single minute yet this year, so you know this how?Center Court wrote:and is not all that much fun to be around.
Have you been hanging with Dwight?
He's not going to be able to carry a less than mediocre roster to a the playoffs the way he has in the past. As for a championship, you need your star to be your best player in all aspects. Do you really think that Kobe is the guy in a championship pursuit of 82 game + playoffs. Duncan and Dirk have gotten away with it because of great talent and coaching around them. Kobe is great but IMO not capable of being the #1 guy unless that next option is equally or more dominant.
I don't need to hang with Dwight to see what is right in front of us.
Point #1 - Your response indicates the issue is with the quality of his teammates. Give this year's healthy Kobe last year's Spurs team around him minus any one of their big three and he would still be the #1 guy on that team and they would win the championship. No one is saying that 2014 Kobe is going to be as good as he was 5 years ago, but no need to downgrade him just because he has a weak team around him. Championship teams can be carried by one transcendent player, but they can also be like the Spurs.
Point #2 - What does being fun to be around have to do with anything? Kareem was never fun to be around. Jordan was never fun to be around.