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Bigger ballhog: Kobe Bryant or Carmelo Anthony?


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#1 OFFLINE   Young Gee

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:28 PM

Carmelo stopped being a ball hog a loooong time ago, I wouldnt consider his play right now worthy of being called a "black hole" because his team needs him to attempt a high volume of shots in order to be sucessful. At least until Amare is 100% and Felton returns from injury. Kobe only becomes that when his teammates play like crap and he has to carry the load. I guess Kobe

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

Carmelo because Kobe actually averages more dimes than him.

Then again.. when I watch Melo, he doesn't seem to ball hog as much as Kobe.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

IMO, it's Melo.

His assists average is for laughs and he just takes ill-advised shots (like his teammate JR Smith) all the time. He makes life tough for hiself and his team.
The idea of passing in his mind, is as often as the aclipse of the sun and he just doesn't play like a leader.

Easy answer.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

Tough question, but i think the answer is Melo.


He just likes to rub it off on everyone about how good he is, and that's why he also doesn't like to play defense, because he just wants to do the cool/flashy stuff.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

IMO its Kobe Bryant...He averages more assists but he really doesnt share the ball if you know what I mean. Melo's teams is built around him being the main scorer and everyone else taking good shots. Kobe has Dwight and Nash, but yet he takes most of the shots, and takes way too many isolations instead of giving the ball up to Howard and Nash more
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

IMO its Kobe Bryant...He averages more assists but he really doesnt share the ball if you know what I mean. Melo's teams is built around him being the main scorer and everyone else taking good shots. Kobe has Dwight and Nash, but yet he takes most of the shots, and takes way too many isolations instead of giving the ball up to Howard and Nash more


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

Kobe

Carmelo is way more efficient this year
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

Kobe

Carmelo is way more efficient this year



Actually, Kobe is slightly more efficient this season. But his shooting % has started to drop lately, so i wouldn't be surprised if Kobe ended the season shooting 46% afterall.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

Actually, Kobe is slightly more efficient this season. But his shooting % has started to drop lately, so i wouldn't be surprised if Kobe ended the season shooting 46% afterall.

Kobe has been shooting 54% and 35 ppg in his last 5 games actually
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

Kobe has never been a ball hog and Melo used to be one. So Melo

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

IMO its Kobe Bryant...He averages more assists but he really doesnt share the ball if you know what I mean. Melo's teams is built around him being the main scorer and everyone else taking good shots. Kobe has Dwight and Nash, but yet he takes most of the shots, and takes way too many isolations instead of giving the ball up to Howard and Nash more


Uhm.. he takes the most shots because he is by far the best scorer on this team. Kobe is taking about 22 shots a game and that really isn't as bad as people are acting like, especially since he's making a career high 48% of those shots.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:22 PM

Kobe has never been a ball hog and Melo used to be one. So Melo

Kobe has never been a ball hog? Are you serious?



Come on now..

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

Kobe has never been a ball hog? Are you serious?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kZCvd3MR08

Come on now..

One play doesn't define a player! Look at the score also... maybe he wasn't trusting his teammates... and he knows he's a closer. It's a situation where you want Kobe to have the ball anyways.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

One play doesn't define a player! Look at the score also... maybe he wasn't trusting his teammates... and he knows he's a closer. It's a situation where you want Kobe to have the ball anyways.

One play? Have you watched Kobe in his career? His teammates were wide open, its like common knowledge at this point Kobe ball hogs at times.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

One play? Have you watched Kobe in his career? His teammates were wide open, its like common knowledge at this point Kobe ball hogs at times.

He ball hogs mostly when his team needs him the most... Carmelo used to hog much more.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

One play doesn't define a player! Look at the score also... maybe he wasn't trusting his teammates... and he knows he's a closer. It's a situation where you want Kobe to have the ball anyways.


Isn't a close game, not trusting your teammates, thinking you can do it no matter what, and taking the ball without any intention of passing it the definition of ballhog..?
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

Isn't a close game, not trusting your teammates, thinking you can do it no matter what, and taking the ball without any intention of passing it the definition of ballhog..?

He was definitely a ball hog on this play tho

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

He ball hogs mostly when his team needs him the most..

But.. you just said he never ball hogs...
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