Why is it that people say Lebron carried his Cavs to the finals in 07 yet they dont say what Kobe did in 08?
1st rd Nuggets 33.5 PPG, 6.3 APG, 5.32 RPG, 50 FG%, and he guarded AI
2nd rd Jazz 33.2 PPG, 7 RPG, 7.2 APG, 49 FG% and he guarded Deron Williams
WCF Spurs 29.2 PPG, 5.6 RPG,3.8 APG 53 FG% and he guarded Tony Parker.
His teammates were Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Vladimar Radmonovich, Derek Fisher starting lineup.
Bench was Sasha Vujacic, Jordan Farmar, Ronny Turiaf, Luke Walton and Ariza played 8 games injured. So basically if you take out Gasol, this is almost similar if not worst than his first round exit teams. ANd he did this against better competition than Lebron faced. In fact Duncan destroyed Gasol in the 08 WCF but the Lakers won that series. All Kobe in his prime needed was an all star big man Gasol and his team was the best and would dominate the West for 3 years running. But haters will hate on him like always.