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Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie praises Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard, but says he’s still not better than Kobe Bryant

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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie praised Kawhi Leonard — calling him the best two-way player in the game — but believes that he’s still not better than the legendary Kobe Bryant.

Retweeting a video wherein analyst Max Kellerman claims that Leonard is now better than Bryant, Dinwiddie said:

“And to any/all of the “be nice, Kawhi to the Nets” type tweets. He is arguably the best two way player in the game, been a top 3 playoff performer so far, possibly the best defender in the league AND STILL he is not better than Kobe Bean Bryant foh don’t @ me”

As seen in the previous tweet, he thanked former NBA player Jay Williams for disagreeing with Kellerman’s claims. To be fair with Leonard, he’s having a spectacular postseason campaign.

In their series with the Philadelphia 76ers, the three-time All-Star is averaging 38 points per game on a 62 percent clip, 9.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists. Understandably, his steals are down to 0.8 per game (playoff average: 1.0), primarily because he’s had to carry the offensive chores for his team.

His performance has raised eyebrows among fans and critics alike. Some believe that if he brings the Raptors all the way to the finals, then he can enter into the debate as one of the best to ever do it.

But at this point in his career, Leonard is nowhere near Bryant. Bryant ended his career with five rings and tons of individual accomplishments. Leonard only has one ring. Simply put, Bryant’s accomplishments cast a far shadow that would take years and years for Leonard to even reach.