The night concluded with perhaps the most boring Slam Dunk Contest in NBA history. Nate Robinson won his third title, becoming the first three-time winner in league history, but he didn’t even need to pull out any of the flair he became known for in his other contest appearances. Why? Because the other competitors looked like they spent about five minutes，They Custom basketball jerseys.
In between the beginning and concluding snooze-fests, the Texas team of Dirk Nowitzki, Kenny Smith and Becky Hammon won the Shooting Stars competition and Paul Pierce won the three-point shootout and declared himself — seriously — one of the best shooters in NBA history to Cheryl Miller in an interview after winning. Pierce isn’t even the first or second best three-point shooter on his own team.
ORLANDO – His detractors can’t say it anymore – Kobe Bryant can definitely win a NBA championship without Shaquille O’Neal.
Bryant secured his fourth ring and first without O’Neal, when the Lakers blitzed the Magic last night, 99-86, to win the NBA title in five games.
The victory gave the Lakers their 15th championship (10th in L.A.) and also put Phil Jackson alone at the top, with 10 coaching titles as he broke the tie with the legendary Red Auerbach.
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is the king of the NBA, no doubt about it. Five NBA championships, 2-time NBA finals MVP, 1-time NBA MVP, 13-time NBA All-Star, 12 consecutive seasons as an NBA All-Atar, 2 Scoring Titles, 10-time All-NBA First Team, 9-time NBA All-Defensive Team and current NBA leading scorer. He has done it all in his career, he has done it all for the Los Angeles Lakers and he still does it all right now. Even as the miles continue to pile up, his numbers never seem to fade off at all. Kobe is in his 16th season straight out of High School, playing in the NBA since the age of 18, all with the Lakers, who have made it to the playoffs every season but one since Bryant joined them back in 1996. Kobe may still the king of the NBA, however as for fantasy basketball there is a new king, LeBron James of the Miami Heat.Numbers don’t lie, and NBA championships don’t matter to fantasy owners, only fantasy points do. LeBron James, of the Miami Heat has been the king of kings this NBA fantasy basketball season. Comparing the numbers between Kobe and LeBron is like comparing two different 5 carrot diamonds, its a privilege. Bryant is averaging 29.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5 assists, 1.2 steals and .3 blocks per game this season. James is averaging 27.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists, 1.7 steals and .7 blocks per game. LeBron is statistically the best forward in the NBA and the best player on the Miami Heat. Kobe is statistically the best guard in the NBA and the best player on the Los Angeles Lakers. The bottom line is LeBron has been averaging 2 more assists and 2 more rebounds a game than Kobe. James is also averaging more in 4 out of the 5 major statistical categories than Briant is. Love, like or hate him, LeBron James is the best fantasy basketball player in the NBA, and that’s the bottom line, cause the numbers say so. Men Lie. Women Lie. Numbers don’t.