Plossum wrote:Rose was better. I agree re TMac. People remember his amazing athleticism but he really wasn’t that great a player. He just benefitted from that gunslinger era where it was normal for dudes to score 25 on 22 shots.
Edit: I’ll add both guys are a little overrated. Both amazing athletes who had a lot of rough patches in their games. I think Rose had a bigger impact on the game with how he manipulated defences due to his ability to get into the lane. But then again I’m not sure TMac ever played on a team as good as some of the Bulls teams Rose was on. So it’s tough. Both good but flawed players but I think rose’s peak was better.
Rose had a peak of two years, TMac had a peak of 7 years, and his best years were better than Rose's best years, and he won two scoring titles. And Rose is a terrible defender, while TMac was slightly above league average.
It's not close whatsoever.