I'm a big lakers fan, and I've always hated Lebron James with a passion. Over the years he has become a more evolved basketball player, but Kobe Bryant has continued to age so impressively that he rightfully gave himself a new nickname: Vino. I'm too biased to answer this one, so anyone out there without a dog in this fight, who would you rather have on your team for a seven game finals series? Kobe Bryant or Lebron James?
I would have kobe, because for me he is the one who deserve a comparison to MJ not Lebrom, because like Mj kobe carry the lakers on his shoulders to a 5 championship titles, but Lebron look for a team who can give it to him, he needs wade, and bosh before he won the coveted championship title. He left cleveland because he wants a title and cannot do it alone. I go for Kobe.
tough call due to different eras. A 10 year difference basically. I'll pick LeBron for present day but after their careers are over it may be different if LBJ does not get more rings. It's funny being a team game, all these greats needed a 2nd dominant player to win it all. MJ needed Scottie, Kobe needed Shaq (then Gasol), LeBron needs Wade. Magic needed Worthy.
No doubt Lebron James is the better player and athlete. He obviously has not had the better career than Kobe, but there are more aspects to Lebron's game that outweighs Bryant's. Kobe always had a better team surrounding him when he won most of his rings. That's why he wanted Shaq out of LA. He desired to show people his ability to win a championship without Shaq. Kobe was also only a pure scorer and never really showed his admiration to passing the ball. Lebron has a complete game (low post, mid range, short range). He also makes everyone around him better by passing the ball. He's amazingly quick and nimble for his huge stature. Lebron, up until his days with Miami had nothing around him in Cleveland.
Lebron is much younger. It's like comparing a banana you bought 7 days ago to one you just bought today. KB yrs - 34, LB - 28 yrs He still has many years left. You can only wait until they are done. It's not like Bird & Magic in the same era. Vino will confirm this too. You can compare Durant and Lebron though. If Lebron had Kobe's cast of players, he would've won a championship or two at a young age too. Give me "Most Dominant Ever", clutch Horry, Fisher, and defensive Rick Fox in their primes vs. those Cavs teams. Oh, and Phil Jackson too. Put Kobe on those Cavs teams instead of LeBron and what will you get. KB has about 2 to 3 years left and Lebron has about 8 yrs left in my mind. If LBJ can't win 3 more titles, then I'd favor Kobe. As a teammate, though I'd pick LBJ any day vs. a ballhog and I am a Laker fan but there are Laker fans among us who don't like Kobe's ball hogging.
Ehh tough choice because I hate Lebron lol, but if I had to choose, I would have to go with Lebron. The guy is truly unstoppable and he's been proving it during the Heat's wining streak. Is there any player that can stop Lebron one on one? And even now Lebron is confident with his jump shot and isn't afraid to shoot it. The guy pretty much averages a triple double a game, 26 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, those stats are crazy. I can't see any other team winning the championship besides the Heat this year
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