Okay. How was he better? Let's hear facts. There is no doubt Kobe is great. There is no doubt Kobe may be a tiny bit better at this point. And if you don't think age means anything, ask Kobe and that BOOT he was wearing. Ask Kobe what happens when he tries to defend for 39 minutes. Stop posting with your heart. Father time is Undefeated!!
First of all, stop this father time nonsense. Is that all you can bring to the discussion?
Second, Kobe had more PPG, APG, RPG last season. He was better in FG% and their eFG%s were equal.
Kobe had 16 double-doubles, 2 triple-doubles
Harden had 9 double-doubles, and 1 triple-double.
Kobe had 8 40+ pts games to Harden's 2. Kobe also had more 30+ pts games, 35 to 23.
Kobe had 11 10+ assist games to Harden's 5.
All things point out that Kobe had WAY better season considering Lakers' only constant throughout the season was Kobe, yet the team finished above Rockets.