John3:16 wrote:^^^^ I can bring some bad Kobe shooting percentages into this. Does that make CP3 >> Kobe ??
look if he's going to defend his point of iverson being an incredible player, you have to do better than ppg/apg/took a team to the finals.
iverson was inefficient. that's not some wild hypothesis. that's a fact even the most basic stats will tell you. he was a career 42-43% shooter. while you want to give him all the credit for taking a team to the finals, lets not ignore that even though he was the majority of the sixers offense, he had a t5 defense. in addition, he had like zero competition that year as the eastern conference was weak af. to give him so much credit for carrying the sixers into the finals when he's chucking 39% just because he has a high ppg stat is pretty ludicrous. put that sixers team in the western conference and they don't get to the finals. team accomplishments in the playoffs are more than individual talent. you need the right personnel and the right timing. playing in a stacked western conference doesn't do anyone any favors. some of iverson's best basketball was later in his career (2004-2007) well after he won his mvp and made his finals trip.
yes i completely agree that paul can't win if he's the best player on his team bc he will have to handle the ball more than he should. that being said, paul is already so talented as an individual, he can really only be paired with a few other elite players in the league that are capable of creating shots for themselves, such as KD. to think paul couldn't work with KD is an asinine opinion. paul can play off the ball and has no problem with the catch and shoot...he's basically automatic.