Kobe Bryant vs. Lebron James: Who's the NBA MVP?

Sammy BenitezContributor IApril 19, 2008

Kids in the 80's and 90's witnessed legends like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Scottie Pippen, but now we have to young bucks batting for pride, and the NBA MVP.

Kobe and LeBron are two totally different players, but they both love the same thing.


Some people say LeBron James is better; other people say Kobe Bryant is better. People have opinions and I believe Kobe Bryant is better than LeBron. I'm not only talking about game but also the attitude. See, LeBron James has been playing for years and years, and when he got out of high school everyone used to tell him he was really good and he was going to be better than MJ.

Even though he is a star caliber player, he is a show bloater. He brings the show to the people but not the game. He passes, but it's all to show he's the man. To tell you the truth, I think he's arrogant in many ways but doesn't know it. It’s kind of like a silent arrogance nobody really notices.

The amount of time, however, that LeBron gives into the hype of the game, he becomes selfish and arrogant, but still loves the team. Kobe and LeBron both love the game  and have heart no doubt. Yes, people will say look at the rape accusations against Kobe. See, this is what I don't get. Kobe was not proven guilty, so he is innocent.

Sadly all basketball players fish around anyway. Anyway, Kobe is a nice person people would like to hang around with. He'll laugh, he'll play around, argue a little but will still be cool.

LeBron is the same way, and he doesn't date top models like Tony Parker but he has his high school sweet heart. That’s enough about personal lives. I just think both players are unique and both players had a season that probably changes lots of things.

They both have lead there teams to championships but one of them, Kobe, got the ring and played with his heart. LeBron has heart, but look at who the Cavaliers were playing, the Spurs. Kobe, however, has been passing more, been smart about his decisions, and you'll never see him talking trash about anyone else.

He's a respectable person that plays with his heart. His team is good and is getting better and he can whoop some ass, and do it with a tough smile on his face. Overall for this season, Kobe Bryant should get the MVP for playing with his heart, passing more, leading his team to where they are now and will take them farther.

MY playoff prediction is Lakers vs. Celtics, a seven game series like the old days. Dynasty vs. Dynasty, Kobe vs. Garnett, Gasol vs. Pierce, Fisher and Allen, and it will be a beginning of the old rivalry.

Overall Kobe will be MVP, and will show that he and his team is a force to be reckoned with.