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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:20 am    Post subject: Prime Kobe and Prime T-Mac vs. Kawhi and PG13

of course none of these players ever played with each other (or not yet) but who do you think would be a more dominant two-way duo? overwhelmingly i think kobe/t-mac but i'm biased. anyone have any interesting thoughts?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:25 am    Post subject: Re: Prime Kobe and Prime T-Mac vs. Kawhi and PG13

nomoreshaq wrote:
of course none of these players ever played with each other (or not yet) but who do you think would be a more dominant two-way duo? overwhelmingly i think kobe/t-mac but i'm biased. anyone have any interesting thoughts?


Nope. You are correct. Not even close
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:28 am    Post subject:

What about something like prime Kobe/Grant Hill?

Or dare I say, Kobe/LBJ?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:42 am    Post subject:

Kawhi moves like Redd Foxx and Paul is a career second fiddle... Come on now.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:51 am    Post subject:

Darth Los Angeles wrote:
Kawhi moves like Redd Foxx and Paul is a career second fiddle... Come on now.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:07 am    Post subject:

Serious question?

Kobe and T-Mac would make those two look like Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker combo at best. It wouldn't even be a fight.

It's a shame we never got to see West complete that deal for T-Mac in the draft and have the best big 3 of all time (Kobe, Shaq and McGrady). That's just nuts to even fantasize about.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:15 am    Post subject:

Megaton wrote:
Serious question?

Kobe and T-Mac would make those two look like Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker combo at best. It wouldn't even be a fight.

It's a shame we never got to see West complete that deal for T-Mac in the draft and have the best big 3 of all time (Kobe, Shaq and McGrady). That's just nuts to even fantasize about.


Why you gotta remind me of what never was. My two favorite players all time on teams?! Heartbreaking ODB didn’t sign off.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:18 am    Post subject:

Luminous8 wrote:
Megaton wrote:
Serious question?

Kobe and T-Mac would make those two look like Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker combo at best. It wouldn't even be a fight.

It's a shame we never got to see West complete that deal for T-Mac in the draft and have the best big 3 of all time (Kobe, Shaq and McGrady). That's just nuts to even fantasize about.


Why you gotta remind me of what never was. My two favorite players all time on teams?! Heartbreaking ODB didn’t sign off.


Ol’ Dirty Bastard?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:23 am    Post subject:

Kobe > Tmac > Kawhi > PG

In primes that's how it shakes out. Kobe and Mac destroy those 2
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:23 am    Post subject:

I equally like Shaq and Kobe for some prospective. For me give me Kobe and whoever but Lenard is dam good.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:27 am    Post subject:

2019 wrote:
Kobe > Tmac > Kawhi > PG

In primes that's how it shakes out. Kobe and Mac destroy those 2


Not saying your incorrect but switch T Mac with Lenard for me because of Lenard’s Defense but hell yeah Kobe T Mac all day for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:40 am    Post subject:

Luminous8 wrote:
Megaton wrote:
Serious question?

Kobe and T-Mac would make those two look like Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker combo at best. It wouldn't even be a fight.

It's a shame we never got to see West complete that deal for T-Mac in the draft and have the best big 3 of all time (Kobe, Shaq and McGrady). That's just nuts to even fantasize about.


Why you gotta remind me of what never was. My two favorite players all time on teams?! Heartbreaking ODB didn’t sign off.


It would have been interesting to see if Jerry Buss would have paid for all 3 of them... and wonder how McGrady's career might've been.

I always wondered what it would have been like if the Lakers pulled off the Eddie Jones-Mitch Richmond trade, then flipped him for Chris Webber like it ended up happening with Elden Campbell replacing Otis Thorpe in the original deal. A Shaq-Webber-Kobe trio with Phil as coach? Dang that would have been sweet to watch.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:55 am    Post subject:

Yeah, don't have to think twice about this one.

Kobe >TMac > Kahwi > George

as stated earlier by the current year.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:04 pm    Post subject:

Kawhi is great for today's NBA and a proven winner, but PG13 is not at that level. With that said, even with as good as Kawhi is, he's no where near the level Tmac was nevermind Kobe.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:06 pm    Post subject:

>who would win between kobe and x vs y and z?

cmon

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:46 pm    Post subject:

I’m a little surprised that so many people have such a high opinion of McGrady.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:13 pm    Post subject:

The better question is Kobe & PG vs Kawhi & TMAC.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:30 pm    Post subject:

lalakers088 wrote:
The better question is Kobe & PG vs Kawhi & TMAC.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:20 pm    Post subject:

lalakers088 wrote:
The better question is Kobe & PG vs Kawhi & TMAC.


wow, PG as the worst of the 4 but Kobe is the x-factor

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:29 pm    Post subject:

prime t-mac over kawhi? man guess it shows how overrated kawhi is and also how underrated kobe is.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:37 pm    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
I’m a little surprised that so many people have such a high opinion of McGrady.


There’s nothing he couldn’t do offensively
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:42 pm    Post subject:

LaLaLakeShow wrote:
Aeneas Hunter wrote:
I’m a little surprised that so many people have such a high opinion of McGrady.


There’s nothing he couldn’t do offensively

mcg has definitely enjoyed some overhypedness since he stopped playing. he was good, very good, but comparing him with kobe is sort of nonsense. if not for kobe, his reputation would not be so high right now. people LOVE to use tmac in kobe arguments because they are desparate to point how how kobe wasnt actually so good, there were guys as good or better. that's usually how he is used. if not for that specific point, his reputation would be a lot more appropriate today.

he's a great player, but unfortunately he had injuries and not-his-fault team situations where he just was not able to show in his career that he had the kind of special ability like kobe.

theres a great game between the two...they both do well, but kobe really destroys him in the end and it kind of captures the whole point.

btw...tmac and kobe on a team today would destroy anything out there.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:15 pm    Post subject:

SuperboyReformed wrote:
LaLaLakeShow wrote:
Aeneas Hunter wrote:
I’m a little surprised that so many people have such a high opinion of McGrady.


There’s nothing he couldn’t do offensively

mcg has definitely enjoyed some overhypedness since he stopped playing. he was good, very good, but comparing him with kobe is sort of nonsense. if not for kobe, his reputation would not be so high right now. people LOVE to use tmac in kobe arguments because they are desparate to point how how kobe wasnt actually so good, there were guys as good or better. that's usually how he is used. if not for that specific point, his reputation would be a lot more appropriate today.

he's a great player, but unfortunately he had injuries and not-his-fault team situations where he just was not able to show in his career that he had the kind of special ability like kobe.

theres a great game between the two...they both do well, but kobe really destroys him in the end and it kind of captures the whole point.

btw...tmac and kobe on a team today would destroy anything out there.


I remember that game. Kobe’s Definitely the superior player but offensively I don’t see any real weaknesses when it comes to McGrady.
And you’re right about them owning the league if they played together today.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:19 pm    Post subject:

Any pairing with prime Kobe would win.

It's borderline disrespectful to put the rest of them in the same category as him.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:10 pm    Post subject:

A rookie TMac was almost traded here for Eddie Jones before Del Harris nixed the deal and told West to go after broke down Glen Rice instead.
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