I've been reading these boards a while, clipper fan. Love CP3. But this **** made me have to join and make a post.
Now wait a minute, Kobe is NOT one of the most overrated players in the league. It's clear your friend is a Lebron/Wade or more specifically a HEAT fan, so they are trying to discredit everything Kobe has accomplished. First, let me state Lebron is the best player this year, but NOT by as much as yall claim he is. Kevin Durant is JUST as good in my opinion. Head to Head stats this year are virtually the same and Thunder has a better record that Heat does.
Let's look: Durant averages 27.9 ppg, 8rpg, 3.5apg, 50%fg, 85%ft, 38% 3pt.
Lebron averages 26.8ppg, 8rpg, 6.5apg, 53%fg, 78%ft, 36% 3pt.
So how is Lebron far better? Only thing he has ahead of Durant is field goal percentage, and when you take into account how many of those are easy layups and dunks, of course his FG% would be higher.
When OKC first played Miami in OKC, Durant DEMOLISHED Lebron. His team won by 16 points. Durant had 28 points on 55% shooting, 9 rebounds and 8 assist. Close to a triple double. Lebron had 17 points on 44% shooting, 3 rebounds, and 7 assist. And his team won by 16 like i said. Durant clearly beat him head to head in all aspects.
When OKC and Miami played in Miami, Durant had 30 points on 52% shooting, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Lebron had 34 points on 50% shooting, 7 rebounds and 10 assist. His team only won by 6 points. Although Lebron outplayed him in Miami, it was not by as much as people think it was.
Clearly everyone wants Lebron to win the MVP this year, but don't act like he's miles and miles away from Durant. As you can see, the stats are closer than alot of people think. Okay Lebron outplayed Durant in Miami, but Durant outplayed him in OKC, plus Durant's team won by more! Not to mention Durant's team has a better record. I see no reason why Lebron should get it over Durant to be honest. Of course your friend says Lebron is a more efficient scorer, hell i would be too if i got alot of my points outta transition and driving to the rim for fancy sportscenter dunks. Rebounding is about the same, as you can see from the stats, both average 8 rebounds per game.3. I'll give you defense maybe, and passing, but like i said, Lebron is not the clear cut MVP this year.
Now back on Kobe. I'm not even gunna go into detail about why he's wrong on so many of his points. It's clear he's a Heat fan/Kobe hater, so it's no use. Next time he writes an article, tell him to be a little less bias.