Originally Posted by drewsone
Wade should be top 5 regardless IMO. I'm not mad at him being 3. He's my fav player and prob fav of all time. I do think he is the best shot blocking 2 we've seen.
However, and this is coming from a die hard Wade fan, I'm not sure about prime Wade being a lot better than prime Kobe if at all. Kobe has always had the better jumper, and I think a better post game. Wade is still fairly skilled and polished though aside from his jumper and is a little more of a balance player imo. But I think the fact that he's such a weak 3 point shooter hurts him. But he's always been very injury prone and that has also hurt his career A LOT.
Prime Kobe was very athletic. I think Wade was a little more polished as an all around player, but Kobe was WAY more skilled offensivey/as a scorer. Kobe could score in more ways than Wade because of Kobe's shooting ability. I respect the Mamba.
Props for looking at this from a unbiased perspective.
Wade at his best was unstoppable getting to the basket and he's probably the best shot blocker ever at 6'4 but dude never really developed a post game or a outside jumper and that's part of the reason why he's struggling right now. He can't blow past or out jump dudes anymore. Kobe can pretty much score from anywhere on the floor, he was a great defender for years, he's a playmaker. He's a lock for 25 5 5 every year.
I would probably put Clyde ahead of him just cuz he was more consistent but I'm not at Wade being 3rd.