Artest is inferior to Kobe in FG%, 3pt%, FT%, turnovers, rebounds, assists, and points per game. That's not even mentioning aspects of the game that stats do not measure, such as clutch shooting. So, how exactly is he as good an all-around player as anyone in the NBA? The only thing Artest has on Kobe is that he is able to play more consistent defense, but Kobe has proven to be one of the top defensive players in the league when he is on. Look no further than his suffocating defensive performance on McGrady a few weeks ago. Garnett also deserves to be placed above Artest on the all-around player list.