2010 NBA Finals: Kobe Bryant As Overrated As Ever

June 18th, 2010 by Ben Steigerwalt Leave a reply »
Man, am I tired of seeing Kobe Bryant compared to Michael Jordan, and seeing MVP awards given to him for his reputation, rather than his performance.

Let's face it: Kobe's overrated.  Historically so.

To start with, here's Kobe's stat line from last night's NBA Finals Game Seven: 23 points (6-24 FG, 0-6 3-FG), 15 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 4 turnovers.

Jordan would never, ever have dropped that kind of nuclear stink bomb in a Game Seven, that's assuming the Best Ever would have allowed a Finals series to get to a Game Seven (he didn’t), or lose a Finals (he didn’t).

He also never missed the playoffs with the Chicago Bulls (I’m ignoring his time with the Wizards). 

Bryant, on the other hand, missed the playoffs in his prime (the 2004-2005 season), one of only two times in the last 34 years the Los Angeles Lakers have missed the playoffs as a team. He has lost two NBA Finals opportunities. 

As he pointed out, he’s won one more championship than Shaquille O’Neal.  Which would be impressive if Shaquille O’Neal weren’t fat and lazy.


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