kobe-ponders

One NBA season, one player: Kobe or Wade?

Again, via Jeff at Hoops Manifesto – discussing who you would take if you had to take one player, for one season only.  Here are the parameters…

Which of the two players would you choose to play for your fictional team next season. You only have this player for one season and one season only. So, who ya got: Kobe Bryant or Dwyane Wade?

Rob (Brumbygg) & I have differing views on this one…
Rob: One season – the next season – of ball? I’m taking D-Wade. I think Wade’s next season in the NBA will be the best of his career and the one that defines it. I think Kobe is going to see a drop off in his production after 15 years in the NBA. I’m not saying that Kobe is done. I think he will still be one of the elite players in the league, but for my one ‘glory or bust’ year it’s Wade.

Don: Now? For one season only? I go Kobe. Sure, D-Wade’s younger but Kobe’s got the points on the boards. It’s – overall – a bit of a wash on offense and Kobe’s a better defender (no, taking lots of chances in the lanes does not equate to “good defense”), and is more durable. Better leadership qualities too.

The consensus over at Hoops Manifesto was Kobe (click the link to read why)…

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