Stephen A. Smith gave us a take of Kobe Bryant which will surely upset some fans.
Surprisingly, Smith argued that Duncan had a better career. The two players won five championships each, although Smith felt that Duncan had more defensive distinctions, which made his career even better. Smith made sure to congratulate Kobe on what he had done, even though at that time Smith already had furious sports fans.
“I have to say Tim Duncan, with all due respect to my man Kobe Bryant,” said Smith. “When you consider the model of consistency that Tim Duncan was able to put forward – David Robinson has a title because of Tim Duncan. Tim Duncan is a five-time champion, as this graph has just shown, as many titles as Kobe Bryant, more MVP from the NBA Finals. You have to take this into account that he is universally recognized as the greatest power forward to ever play the game, a player of the all-time first team defensive ten times. “
Considering Kobe’s tragic death, some fans felt the conversation was unnecessary, especially since Smith had previously said that Kobe’s legacy should no longer be compared to anyone. Regardless, First take has to spend time without sports on television and that’s the talk we ended up with.
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