Kobe Bryant or Tim Duncan.....whose career would you want?

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  1. 2HBStrat

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    1. Both have 5 titles.
    2. Duncan has "possibilty" of more
    3. Duncan played at Wake Forest for 4 years
    4. Kobe when into the NBA from high school
    5. Duncan fit into the San Antonio system and worked well in it
    6. Kobe made the system fit him
    7. Duncan played team basketball in a team concept
    8. Kobe was a ball hog and wanted to be the man at the expense of team, coaches and teammates.....

    Whose career was best, and whose career would you rather have?
     
  2. Blanket Jackson

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    I'll take Sir Charles and get to say whatever I want and look good doing it

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    Duncan for sure. That's an ideal career (and set up for post-career career)
     
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    Tim Duncan is like a Toyota Camry. Reliable, dependable, but not very exciting IMO.

    Kobe could be a ball hog, selfish, and not a great teammate, but the dunks, last second shots, and defensive plays made him more fun to watch when he was on.
     
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    Jeremy Lin. The man played for Harvard, and got in on academics alone.
     
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    Duncan. Has he ever has any off court issues?
     
  7. Jim Soloway

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    Duncan has had pretty close to a perfect NBA career.
     
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    It would have been interesting to see what would have happened if Kobe had played for Pop.
     
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    15. Bryant had sexual assault allegations.

    I don't want 15. so I pick Duncan.
     
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    Give me Tim Duncan, awesome player, teammate and all around good dude, to me a top ten all time player.
     
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    Well, the points in the OP were a gross oversimplification for the sake of a fun superlative.

    Look at it another way - who would I rather hang out with? Likely Tim. Kobe seems super intense, kinda like Prince as a musician.

    Also, when you actually pay your own hard-earned money to see a Spurs game (home or away) you never know if you'll see Tim. Heck, back in the day I barely got to see Shaq. Barring a 2013 Achilles tear, I ALWAYS saw Kobe play - because he never took nights off.... never... even with his fingers gruesomely hanging to the side on this shooting hand from torn ligaments. He gave it everything he had til his body broke... see: http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/15186931/last-true-days-kobe-bryant

    Kobe takes a "been there done that" city like LA and lights it up.

    Who's career would I rather have? Duncan - BUT that's because I have many interests in my life and I like balance. Even as much as I love music I have other things that matter to me. HOWEVER, if I was going for immortality at one thing - I'd want Kobe's career.

    As much as my friends and I love Duncan I can't tell you about some mindbending move or moment without pulling up YouTube because he was just so.... so.... boringly awesome. Kareem has 6 rings, was fun to watch and has tons of game winner and magic moments to remember him by. Sadly, he gets forgotten in these conversations.... Kobe v Duncan = the answer is Kareem!

    No one watched or remembers the 2005 Finals v Detroit because it was a total snoozer. Fans only watched in 2013-14 because it was the ultimate "team" v the Heatles - where LeBron was the draw.

    Most people would and should want Duncan's career, but if you wanted to be a legend that people forever remember and talk about it would be Kobe.
     
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    There was that whole Colorado thing... so yeah, Duncan.
     
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    Career?

    Easy call, Tim.
     
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    I haven't forgotten Kareem, but this thread was about current players. Kareem imo has to be in the conversation of best all time basketball players......
     
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    Duncan is unquestionably the better teammate and more of a winner than Kobe. When you retire what do you want to be remembered for? That or jacking up a bunch of contested shots?
     
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    Easy, Kobe. All his home games without having to see a stupid mascot running around the floor for twenty years.



    PS Kobe's primary role was to shoot the ball. He was great, get over it.

    Oh wait, haters never get over it. Serves them right too.

    (h)8. Kobe was a ball hog and wanted to be the man at the expense of team, coaches and teammates.....

    Tim Duncan is great too, of course.
     
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    If I were Kobe, I would have gone to Duke for 4 years, trip all the UK players, and sleep with all the UK players' moms.

    If I were Duncan, I would have gone to Duke instead of Wake Forest, tripped all the UK players, and slept with all the UK players' moms.

    You can't go wrong either way.
     

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