I could give 0 ***** about Chris Paul. Dude was never the best player in the league.
That was the year Lebron turned the corner. He wasnt the best yet.
in the decade kobe, tmac, wade and lebron all had better seasons that iverson's best season
sure kids could relate to him because of his height but that has nothing to do with what he did in the nba in comparison to his peers
but the thing is it was
iverson and kobe
vc and kobe
tmac and kobe
wade and kobe
lebron and kobe
might not be in that order but you get the point, he wasnt the clear cut #1 like jordan was in the 90s but he was in the conversation for 10+ years, he was in the convo for best in the league after iverson fell off, after vc fell off, after tmac fell off and until he got hurt last year even wade was declining faster than he was. thats what makes kobe great, he preforms at the highest level while doing so for almost two decades, cant say that about anyone else on that list except maybe lebron in a few years
what are we looking at? just personal accomplishments no team success?
iverson's best season he had a 25.9 per in 06
kobe had 3 seasons with higher PERs than that
tmac's 02-03 season is arguably one of the best of the decade (30 PER)
wade's 08-09 season is also one of the best of the decade (30 PER)
find me iverson's best season and tell me why its better than any of these seasons
there was no clearcut best player in the decade, other than shaq in the early 2000s
but kobe was always in the convo, cant say that about any one else (other than duncan)