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True Hoop Roundtable: Kobe Overshadowed by MJ, D-Wade as Top Shooting Guard

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ESPN’s True Hoop network recently held a roundtable on a series of questions regarding former and current point guards. Today, they continued down the position line to discuss some of the best shooting guards of all-time, today and even the future.

While names of greats such Michael Jordan, Jerry West and Dwyane Wade being tossed around among the panel’s members, one can’t stray to far away from the term shooting guard without hitting one name: Kobe Bryant. While Bryant, a five-time champion and arguably one of the best players of all-time has received a grand amount of praise throughout his 15-year career, his name failed to be mentioned even once as the best shooting guard of all-time and as the best shooting guard currently playing.

Trumped by Michael Jordan and Dwyane Wade respectively, the decisions of the selected writers in both categories all came down to similar points: 1) Michael Jordan is the best player of all-time period, no explanations needed — therefore, Kobe cannot be recognized as the best shooting guard of all-time. 2) Kobe has been the alpha dog of the shooting guard position for over the past decade, but due to inevitable aging, he has been surpassed by the youth and talent of Dwyane Wade, putting him behind the one-time champion as the league’s current best at that position.

Nearing 33 years of age, Bryant is certainly no longer in the prime of his career, however, he still is unarguably one of the best players currently in the league and at the shooting guard position.

For the complete article as well as a chance to read the rest of the topics make sure you check out ESPN’s TrueHoop shooting guard roundtable.

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  • Noah Lee

    Kobe’s a 5x champion, not 3x.
    If Laker nation writers can’t get Kobe’s greatness right, they shouldn’t complain about ESPN writers not getting it right.

    • http://www.LakersNation.com Gary Lee

      you’re exactly right . . . pretty bad typo on our part, but we got it fixed!

  • Ian Smith

    Is this a joke? Kobe is better no question.

  • noha luboya

    i wonder if this writter was on Crack when he wrotes this! Kobe is the best there is.

  • oldmanflow

    That’s disrespectful to Kobe and it’s a slap in the face. The early exit from the playoffs and articles like this will only add fuel to the fire. He’ll be back next year better than ever and highly motivated. The embarrassing way they lost to the Mav’s should make the entire team hungry for redemption.

  • Diandra_M

    Clearly, they have not been paying attention to what Kobe has contributed to this league.  He’s been “the King” of this thing for a while now, and just because he and his team were swept, all what he has done is overlooked?  That’s ridiculous!  I will admit that Wade is a great player, BUT Kobe is still “the King” around these parts and will not be handing over his crown any time soon.

  • come on now

    give me a break, Kobe is the greatest in the league and will end up on par with Jordan once he retires.  Let’s be realllll

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