LeBron vs. Kobe: Enough Already!

aSenior Analyst IFebruary 28, 2008

It’s official. Bleacher Report is obsessed with Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.

Today when I woke up, I logged onto the site and how many different articles with either Kobe or LeBron’s name in the title were displayed on the front page?

I’ll give you a hint: it’s in the double digits.

Ten articles were listed. Some filled with praise and others filled with criticism for these two talented men.

LeBron-iacs and Kobe-heads have been pumping out all kinds of articles in the past few days. If one group writes an article, the other group is quick to counter.

"LeBron James: The Best Ever?" was listed under the NBA section on the front page. A couple hours later, a new article was listed alongside of it. Its title read, "Kobe vs. Jordan: Is Bryant the Best Player Ever?"

Then there are the Most Valuable Player articles strewn across the page.

"Maybe Next Year LeBron—Kobe is the MVP"

"Kobe Bryant Does NOT Deserve the MVP"

"Let's Be Honest: Kobe Bryant Deserves to Be MVP"

"MVP Contenders, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant: Too Early to Tell"

Every time the site loads on my computer screen, I feel like I’m watching an episode of Around the Horn with all of the debating, name calling, and opinionated rants regarding these two players.

And this is just on the front page. Do a quick search of LeBron or Kobe and you'll find countless other articles comparing and contrasting James and Bryant. 

I'll be the first to admit: these are the two best players in the world right now and they deserve to get some attention for their achievements. Hell, even I wrote a Kobe piece about a week ago about the charity work he does off the basketball court. However, it seems like every article that goes up is about LeBron vs. Kobe. 

Can't we accept that both of these players are top notch superstars and let everything play out before we start arguing about titles such as "Most Valuable Player" or "Greatest Ever?" While I like reading an article every now and then about James and Bryant, let's all calm down a bit. 

I think the groups of fans may have a more intense rivalry than Kobe and LeBron have in real life. Pretty soon the site will be renamed KoBron Report and every image in the database will be of the two stars.

While writing an article about Kobe and LeBron to tell people to stop writing articles about Kobe and LeBron may sound pointless, I had to get this off my chest.

I just pray to God that the Cavaliers and Lakers don't meet up in the Finals.

Bleacher Report isn't ready for something of that magnitude.