Okay, there has been a lot of arguments made about these two players and here is my attempt to justify them.
Kobe Bryant is better as a career player, but as of right now, in this 2008-09 season, LeBron definitely has the edge because he is averaging 29 points a game with 7 boards and 7 assists, to Kobe's 28 points a game with 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
On top of that LeBron basically has a team of rag-tag players that can play terrible but then again some nights they can play great which is expected in the NBA, but Mo Williams is actually an all-star because of Chris Bosh's injury, but you look at that team compared to the Lakers and its hands-down the Lakers have the better overall team and him being able to bring the Cavaliers record to just one game under them for the best record in the NBA is just plain remarkable.
But Kobe has the edge as a career player because he has the three championships, the MVP award and numerous scoring titles. He has been completely amazing and in my mind he is No. 3 all time to Michael Jordan as 1 and Magic Johnson as 2.
I have no disrespect towards Kobe and I like him as a player and a person, but I think it is fair to say that LeBron has a chance to pass him in all of his categories because of the pace of improving his game that he is in.
If he went to college he would be just a rookie this year and look at him. He led a worse Cavaliers team to the finals just two years ago and last year took them to game seven against the future NBA champions.
Kobe really hasn't been able to do that. After the team fell apart after the Detroit series loss he didn't have near as much success in the playoffs.
I'm just curious of everyone's opinions.