Top 50 in NBA History: Where Are Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James?

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Top 50 in NBA History: Where Are Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James?
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Kobe Bryant, Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony are always making headlines.  They're three of the best players in the league today, and in my opinion, three of the best all-time.

Carmelo is great, but he doesn't stack up to Kobe or Lebron... yet.  It will be interesting to see if he gets traded this year, and to whom.  He's not in the equation for who's best right now though.  That question involves two main options.

Kobe Bryant or LeBron James?  Who's Better?  And how do they stack up against the all-time greats?  These are questions that will always have different answers, but I'm going to endeavor to provide some of my own.

The 2010-11 NBA season is finally underway!  We've all speculated over and anticipated this season for months.  The suspense built until some of us fans could hardly contain ourselves.  Thank goodness, the wait is finally over.

One of the biggest storylines this year, is the ever-present debate as to who is the best player in the league.  For many, that argument boils down to LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.  

That question may or may not be settled this season, but I've decided to take it a bit further anyway.  Where do Kobe and LeBron fit among the greatest players in the history of the league?

Well, I'm going to try to answer that by listing the 50 best players in NBA history.  This has been an extremely difficult task and I feel I should note that all these players are incredible. 

The gap in talent and ability between number two on the list, and number 50 is relatively small.  The gap between number two and number 25 is minuscule.  Nevertheless, I've taken on the challenge.


Feel free to disagree with any of my picks and tell me who I'm missing or why I'm wrong in the comments section...

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