The mans entire Career has been under rated

3 all star appearances in 8 years ???

8 straight playoff appearances with who as a supporting cast ?

Nene ?
Kmart
A past his prime Iverson
Chris anderson
Billups
JR smith
Camby
Andre Miller
Linas Kleiza
E Najara
Anthony Carter
Aaron Affalo
Ty Lawson

A career PPG avg of 25
A career Reb avg of 6.3 at the small fwd position
A career ast avg of 3.1 despite being a high volume shooter
A career 1.1 steals per game despite not defending
A career 80 percent foul shooter
A career 46 percent field goal shooter despite being a high volume shooter
A career playoff avg of 25 ppg, 1.3 stls, 3.1 ast, 7.3 rebounds in 49 playoff games over 8 seasons.

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Now looking forward

this is Kobe ? the greatest of our generation right

probably top 10 all time

11 All star games in 15 seasons

14 playoff appearances in 15 seasons with a supporting cast of

Lamar odom
Andrew bynum
Ron artest
Pau Gasol
Glen Rice
Shaquille Oneal
Derek fisher
Robert Horry
Ron harper
Rick fox
Eddie Jones
Nick Vanexel
Elden Campbell

A career PPG avg of 25
A career Reb avg of 5.3 at the sg position
A career ast avg of 4.7 despite being a high volume shooter
A career 1.5 steals per game despite being an all time defender
A career 83 percent foul shooter
A career 45 percent field goal shooter despite being a high volume shooter
A career playoff avg of 25 ppg, 1.4 stls, 4.8 ast, 5.1 rebounds in 208 playoff games over 15 seasons.

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Soooo

Kobe 25 ppg career over 15 seasons
Melo 25 ppg career over 8 seasons
Kobe 1.5 steals Melo 1.3 steals
Kobe 45 pct shooter Melo 46 percent shooter
Equal from three but Melo is improving as he showed shooting well over his percentage once he came to the knicks.


Now if you could take the best of the best from each players career and put them in a playoff series


Iverson
Billups
Melo
Nene
Camby

They would probably win 55-60 games right

pretty sick squad right ???

Or

Nick Vanexel
Kobe Bryant
Lamar Odom
Pau Gasol
Shaquille Oneal

they would probably win 73 games.



In essence

Melo at 26

has another good 7-8 seasons left to not only finally play with other real stars for once

but also surpass what most consider the best player of this generation.







If you want to argue go for it.

but I think I made mine.