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Could Kobe play in the 90s? Jordan says LeBron would be less successful

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#1 UNLABORED FLAWLESS

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Posted February 17, 2013 - 05:09 PM

http://www.cbssports...sful-in-his-era

Jordan gave four names of players who could play well in the 90's

Kobe Bryant
Dirk Nowitzki
Lebron James
Tim Duncan


Do you agree/disagree with his choices and your reason why or why not

I think kobe could play in the 90's but i do think his production would be about the same

Edited by UNLABORED FLAWLESS, February 17, 2013 - 05:15 PM.


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Posted February 17, 2013 - 05:20 PM

All these guys could have played in the 80s/90s...Not JUSt the superstars...


EarlClark and Jamison could play during that era. Metta and Pau too. Everyone in the league today for thew most part.

The league is deeper overall now.

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Posted February 17, 2013 - 05:26 PM

Kobe in his prime would be a a sight to see vs prime jordan

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Posted February 17, 2013 - 05:27 PM

All these guys could have played in the 80s/90s...Not JUSt the superstars...


EarlClark and Jamison could play during that era. Metta and Pau too. Everyone in the league today for thew most part.

The league is deeper overall now.



I disagree when you say ''All''

what separated 90's players from current is that 90's players where far more fundamentally sound. A lot of todays players get by just by talent and athletics rather than fundamentals

Kobe is one of the few who has all of the tools offensively to do well minus his stubbornness/shot selection at times

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Posted February 17, 2013 - 05:30 PM

I disagree when you say ''All''

what separated 90's players from current is that 90's players where far more fundamentally sound. A lot of todays players get by just by talent and athletics rather than fundamentals

Kobe is one of the few who has all of the tools offensively to do well minus his stubbornness/shot selection at times


When kobe had his young legs.. his stubborness to shoot would lead to records being broken lol

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Posted February 17, 2013 - 05:37 PM

When kobe had his young legs.. his stubborness to shoot would lead to records being broken lol


This is true but people will always knock his 45 percent career average due to this.

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Posted February 17, 2013 - 06:12 PM

Thats foolish everyone in leauge would play in the 90s. Thats just his competative nature saying that. The nba is alot deeper now.
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Posted February 17, 2013 - 08:08 PM

I disagree when you say ''All''

what separated 90's players from current is that 90's players where far more fundamentally sound. A lot of todays players get by just by talent and athletics rather than fundamentals

Kobe is one of the few who has all of the tools offensively to do well minus his stubbornness/shot selection at times

nah

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Posted February 17, 2013 - 08:15 PM

nah


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Posted February 17, 2013 - 08:35 PM

Dominique or LeBron...who is more fundamental?

Kobe or MJ?

CP3 or Isaiah?

I would say today's version of the past players have more versatile fundamental games, and they are more athletic.


I mean you still have your players with great footwork like Love, Randolph, gasol, Duncan, Lee, etc.

Edited by BasketballIQ, February 17, 2013 - 08:35 PM.


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Posted February 17, 2013 - 08:39 PM

Kobe would excel in the 90s. His game IS suited for the 80s/90s game. Chippy, dirty, trash talking. Some or most players that are in the nba right now wouldnt handle the pressure.

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Posted February 17, 2013 - 08:47 PM

Hmmm. Didn't mention Dwight Howard huh?

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Posted February 17, 2013 - 09:08 PM

So I guess the early 90s is what mj referring to. Cuz as a teenager in 90s kobe gave bulls some work. Lol
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Posted February 18, 2013 - 12:56 AM

Kobe did play in the '90s.

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:09 AM

Man.. think about 99/02 Lakers vs. Jordan's teams in NBA Finals..... We were a bit too late!

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 02:19 AM

Not Blake Griffin

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 03:04 AM

If Kobe in his prime played at a time zone defense was illegal he's have averaged 47 a game at about 50 percent shooting.

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 03:37 PM

lebron would be less sucessful, because players would be able to play defense against Lebron, and Hit Him hard when they needed...

Likewise, lebron would be less suscessful, because the refs were less curupt back in the early 90's compared to now




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