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Unbelievable! Kobe Bryant The Nba Player Of The Decade: by vislabraye(m): 3:14am On Dec 19, 2009
I am watching ESPN at the moment, and I heard an interesting News. Kobe Bryant chosen NBA players of the decade ahead of Tim Duncan and Shaque. May be be Shaq, but Tim Duncan ? Hello No


We say,
Is he the next Michael Jordan? Can he win a title without Shaquille O'Neal? Is he still better than LeBron James? When it comes to Bryant, the talking points have always missed the mark. No player in the history of the sport has been as hell bent on muscling up and improving his game every offseason. Bryant continues to set the bar on hard work, and there's no sign of anyone reaching his level in that regard.

The numbers say,
Bryant: 28.2 points per game, 5.9 rebounds, 5.2 assists, one MVP, four titles
Duncan: 21.2 points per game, 11.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, two MVPs, three titles

You say,
SportingNews.com voting
Bryant 55%
Duncan 45%

They say,
Former Lakers teammate Shaquille O'Neal's case for Bryant: "The thing about Kobe is that, over the course of my career, I have never played with anyone who was as fierce as he is. By fierce I mean just having that extra killer instinct that you know when the game is on the line he is not going to shy away from the big shot, he is not going to make excuses. If we would go into the fourth quarter, playoffs or just some game in the season and we were within a little bit of the other team, Kobe was not going to shy away from the challenge of getting the win. He was going to take the shots."

Bryant says,

Our pick's memory of the decade: "This year meant a lot. We won a championship. It was satisfying, very satisfying, because we put in a lot of time and effort to fix things and get better. It's a great memory. I feel that we just had such a great team, such a fun team, from our chemistry to the way we executed. We went through some years and years of frustration to get to that point."

SN PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
2001: Allen Iverson
2002: Tim Duncan
2003: Tim Duncan
2000: Shaquille O'Neal
2004: Kevin Garnett
2005: Shaquille O'Neal
2006: LeBron James, Steve Nash
2007: Dirk Nowitzki
2008: Kobe Bryant
2009: LeBron James

Carmelo Anthony 2 0.68%
Dwyane Wade 7 2.36%
Allen Iverson 13 4.39%
Shaquille O'Neal 19 6.42%
Tim Duncan 63 21.28%
Kobe Bryant 170 57.43%
Kevin Garnett 4 1.35%
LeBron James 13 4.39%
Dirk Nowitzki 2 0.68%
Robert Horry 3 1.01%

http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/article/2009-09-24/sporting-news-nba-athlete-decade-kobe-bryant-sg-lakers

http://slumz.boxden.com/f16/nba-player-decade-1311999/

What do you think ?
Re: Unbelievable! Kobe Bryant The Nba Player Of The Decade: by Digriz(m): 2:02pm On Dec 19, 2009
Nice
Re: Unbelievable! Kobe Bryant The Nba Player Of The Decade: by vislabraye(m): 11:23pm On Dec 19, 2009
I personally feel Tim should be the player of the decade cos of his influence in San Antonio Spurs, both in defense and offense. Kobe is primarily a goal scorer,
Re: Unbelievable! Kobe Bryant The Nba Player Of The Decade: by A40(m): 12:29am On Dec 25, 2009
You have to understand that Kobe has been on the top of his game since the turn of the century!! Name one year from 2000-2009 that Kobe was not hot?? He has been the most consistent ball player since M.J left

vislabraye:

I personally feel Tim should be the player of the decade cos of his influence in San Antonio Spurs, both in defense and offense. Kobe is primarily a goal scorer,
Go and do your research Kobe is one of the best perimeter defenders in the game
Re: Unbelievable! Kobe Bryant The Nba Player Of The Decade: by abrahym(m): 2:43pm On Dec 26, 2009
yeah the dude deserve it
Re: Unbelievable! Kobe Bryant The Nba Player Of The Decade: by Mynd44: 7:00am On Dec 26, 2011
This is close but Lets give it to KOBE but Tim Duncan is not so far away. And who the heck mentioned Lebron James? Let him win a championship first and then he can show his face
Re: Unbelievable! Kobe Bryant The Nba Player Of The Decade: by Batin20: 1:31am On Dec 20, 2012
The black mamba
Re: Unbelievable! Kobe Bryant The Nba Player Of The Decade: by popizaino(m): 11:59pm On Jun 05, 2017
Mynd44:
This is close but Lets give it to KOBE but Tim Duncan is not so far away. And who the heck mentioned Lebron James? Let him win a championship first and then he can show his face
give him now because he has 3 already.

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