I don't know about Kobe being above average on D Tarkus. The man should be known as Kenny Rogers because he loves to gamble. Count the times he flies past his man when that man is about to recieve a pass, then that guy pops a shot or finds another open guy because the Lakers are scrambling on their rotations because Kenny...errr...I mean Kobe tried to make a big play and wow us all with a dunk on the other end of the floor.
This Kobe-MJ debate is mystifying to me. A media creation. Would Jordan EVER only get 11 points ( or 13, whichever Kenny got last night) in a Finals game? If anything, I've lowered Kobe in the last 2 years when stacking up against Jordan.
....( singing...know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em)