Before you begin, you should know this list is not an attempt to tarnish Lebron’s game. The question: Who’s better between Kobe and the new heat superstar is not an easy one to answer. Both players are capable of dominating on both ends of the court and they each have shown a tremendous will to win. I firmly believe, if he should remain healthy, Lebron will go down as one of the top ten (maybe five) greatest players ever.
However, a deadly assassin known as the Black Mamba still reigns supreme over the shiny hardwood and isn't looking to relinquish his throne anytime soon. Many argue that Kobe is better because he has five rings, but I believe that measuring stick is outdated and inaccurate. Basketball is a team game and, even though the ultimate goal is to win championships, being the best player is all we can really ask for. Championships are just gravy for an already splendid meal.
It’s also no secret that Lebron supporters point to his ridiculous statistics to justify his superiority over Kobe. And, while I admit that oftentimes his stat line is mind-boggling, I don’t believe it’s the most useful tool in determining a player’s impact. Too really get a clear idea about which player is better, you need to watch them play.
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