This is a different question than the other recent thread, but credit to the other thread for the idea of it.
Have dunk contests, nostalgia, vinsanity and purple jerseys altered our recollection? Its very debatable. Here's the scoreboard as it stands:
Vince Carter's 2000-01:
mvp voting per basketball reference: 11th
win share/48: .208 PER: 25
PTS 27.6 REB 5.5 AST 3.9 STL 1.5
Team record: 47-35 .573
Playoff finish: eastern conference second round lost in game 7
Kyle Lowry's 2015-16 season:
Current mvp ranking per bball reference: 8th
win share/48: .221 PER: 23.5
PTS 21.4 REB 4.9 AST 6.4 STL 2.2
Team record: 39-18 .684
Playoff finish: ??????????
Food for thought:
-Kyle has a chance to pass vince for raptor career AND raptor peak.
-do we already have our superstar, and just need to surround with a couple more pieces? A star power forward? Or just a pf upgrade and an upgrade in one other place?
-are we underappreciating kyle and the window we have with him at peak?