Yes I said it. I finally said it. I never thought I would have ever said it, but I had to say it.
Yes i know some of y'all are going to come at me saying that Kareem Adul Jabar is the best scorer ever, others are going to come at me saying that Wilt Chamberlain is the best scorer. Most importantly most of y'all are going to come at me making the statement that Jordan is the greatest scorer ever.
I might even hear a few chants about Karl Malone since he finished his career with more points than Jordan. A few people nowadays think that LeBron is a greater scorer than Kobe.
Now everyone has their own opinion and they are going to say what they want to say regardless of what other people might think. Now i heard alot of other people's opinion on the matter of who the greatest scorer of all time is. I'm not saying they are wrong, but I'm definitely ain't saying they are right. I am going to say why
KOBE IS THE GREATEST SCORER WE HAVE EVER SEEN.
Greater Scorer Kareem or Kobe: Kareem is the all time leading scorer we all know this. He passed Wilt Chamberlain Karl Malone and Michael Jordan. Dont forget though Kareem played 20 nba seasons, thats a lot of years to play ball, so you better have a record in something playing that many years.
It's funny how during those 20 years Kareem has never scored 70 points, or 60 points. Kareem has scored 50 points though, but he has only done so one time. Don't believe me just check this list.
http://nbahoopsonline.com/History/Leagues/NBA/pointsingame.html. I do have to say that Kareem had an unstoppable hook shot, no one could guard it and no one knew how to stop it, and it was pretty clutch.
To be the greatest scorer however you don't rely on one shot, you have variety of shots and you master all of those shots. Kobe has mastered those shots that's why he has scored 50 points more than once in his career. Kareem has an unstoppable hook, but Kobe has an unstoppable fade away, an unstoppable drive, layup, dunk, leaner, he can even do a hook if he wants to.
Greater Scorer Wilt or Kobe: Wilt chamberlain was the monster of monster's at scoring the ball, its crazy he played 14 seasons, eight times out of those seasons he's averaged 30 or more points. he has even averaged 50 points in one season. 109 times he has scored 50 or more points, that's more than Kobe and Jordan put together, if that's not a scorer I don't know what is.
The main reasons why Wilt could dominate so easily is because during his time there was no one that could really stop him from scoring besides Bill Russel. Most importantly there were no three second violations back in those days so all he did was stand in the paint and wait for the ball to come. How do you think he scored 100 points so easily. You have to realize that all Wilt did was layup and dunk, lay up and dunk, that was it.
To be considered the greatest scorer of all time you have to do more than that. knock down a three. or a mid range jump shot with a hand in your face. To be considered the greatest scorer you need to know how to do just about every single scoring move possible. Players like Kobe and Jordan can do that.
Greater Scorer Karl or Kobe: The mailman, you can count on him to always deliver. He played 19 years in the NBA, like I said before he's second on the all time scoring list, so we know he can deliver. he's scored 50 plus points five times during his unbelievable career, even though he can't shoot the three well he does have a very good jump shot, very good post up and turn around fade away.
I've seen him score baskets like it was nothing, but i have never seen him score the ball the way Kobe scores the ball. Don't get me wrong I've seen him perform difficult shots, but to compare his scoring ability and scoring maneuvers to Kobe, Kobe is on a different level, Kobe is in a different league, Kobe is in the league of Jordan
Greater Scorer Jordan or Kobe: The two most ridiculous, unbelievable, out of the ordinary, draw dropping, silky smooth, unguardable, amazing, excellent, speechless, and greatest scorers I have ever witnessed. Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Many, many, many, many times Kobe has been compared to Jordan, and many times Kobe said we are different.
There are times where I watch Jordan tapes, then immediately i flip to a Kobe tape and still its hard to find a difference. I've seen Jordan do some crazy dunks, whether its on somebody or not, same with Kobe.
I've seen them both do their fade away jump shots, their leaners, crossovers, drives to the basket, different types of layups, double pump shots, and all sorts of unbelievable shots. I've seen all sorts of clutch shots from both of them, i don't know which one i would rather give it to with the game on the line.
Its hard for me to say who is the greatest between the two. Who is the greater scorer that's also a tricky one. You cant say Michael has more ability than Kobe because we all know Kobe can do all the moves Jordan can do. For me I have to say Kobe, he has done things that Jordan has never done with scoring.
That 81 point performance when his team was down by 20. Or how about when Kobe scored 62 in three quarters against the best team at the time, the Dallas Mavericks? Then when Kobe scored 61 in Madison Square Garden, something Jordan has never done.
The only thing left for Kobe to do is score 60 or more in Boston, trust me he's able to. Or how about when Kobe scored 50 plus points in four straight games, something Jordan has never done. So I won't say Kobe is better than Jordan, but he's a greater scorer than Jordan and out of anybody that has ever played the game
As for the people who thinks LeBron is a better scorer than Kobe. I'm not even going to argue with y'all about it. Y'all just need to rethink your answer, cause y'all don't even know what y'all said so I forgive you.