Kobe or Shaq: Who Has Been More Important To Their Teams Over the Years?

February 18th, 2010 by Ari Horing Leave a reply »
There are two ways to determine how great a player is.

Firstly, you can look at statistics and awards, which are easy to look at, but in reality this isn’t the best method for determining how great a player is.  

The best example for why this method isn’t the best is because of players like Allen Iverson, who have had great career statistics, but ultimately did not make their teams better for most of their careers and sometimes even made them worse. 

This can also work the opposite way if you look at a player like Chauncey Billups, who doesn't have as great stats as some players, but has more of an impact on his team than many of those other players.

Therefore the best way to figure out how great a player truly is, look at how much better a player makes his team and how much worse they would be without them. However, although this method is the best, it is also generally the hardest because there is no exact s ...

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