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Kobe Mamba's reply is probably one of the weakest comparisons I've ever read. Who measures a player's greatness by the number of points they score in a single game? I can't even believe that metric was even brought up.
I am a basketball purist and a fan to nobody specifically. I think if everyone called it a career today, Jordan will still be top dog because of his accomplishments over the longevity of his career. Kobe is possibly the most offensively skilled player to play the game. However, his decision making is not the same as Jordan or Lebron's given his reluctance to pass the ball. Kobe's career averages are inferior to both Jordan and Lebron's on virtually every metric. Lebron is possibly the most dominant player the game has ever seen in the last 4 years. His defensive ability is superior to both Jordan and Kobe as he can guard positions 1-5 effectively. However, Lebron will need to uphold this level of dominance for another 3 or 4 years before we can assess the overall greatness of his on-going career.
Finally rankings from an overall career perspective: Jordan --> Lebron/Kobe
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Just wanted to say Your comparison for Lebron James already being better then jordan or Kobe is one of the stupidest things I have ever read. Its not a matter of how many rings a player has even though Kobe has 4 more. Lebron James has a Career High of 56 points. Jordan has a Career High of 69 Points. Kobe Bryant has a Career High of 81 points(Second Highest Individual NBA Scoring Record Ever!). Kobe Bryant has scored 60+ points in a game 5 times in his Career. Michael Jordan has scored 60+ points 5 times in his Career. Kobe Has outscored Lebron james's Career High 8 times! Kobe has scored 50+ points 25 times in his Career. Jordan has scored 50+ points 32 times in his Career. Lebron James has had only 9 50+ point games in his Career. In the 2006-2007 season alone Kobe Bryant scored 50+ points in ten games (More then Lebron James Entire Career). Kobe Bryant also had 4 of those 50 points games come consecutive in a row. Kobe Has scored 62 Points in 3 quarters Sitting out the entire 4th quarter. Lebron James has yet to have a single 60 Point game!! Kobe Has also Tied Lebron James's Career High of 56 points In a single Half!! Lebron has had 7 game winners while Kobe has had 21 game winning shots and MJ has had 22. Kobe Bryant has the record for most 3 pointers in a NBA Game with 12 and most 3 pointers in a NBA Half with 8. Kobe Bryant has elevated the Jump shot to another level and neither jordan, Lebron or anyone else in the history of the NBA has been able to hit contested shots from anywhere on the court the way he does. The Article question should be is Kobe Bryant better then Jordan. Lebron is a great player but he has never had achievements on as high of a level as Kobe Bryant and it already seems as if his scoring prime has passed him. Kobe has also been with a sole franchise his whole Career. Kobe has had countless amazing final fourth quarter comebacks which dont count as game winners and still does today!! Come on Man. Not even Comparable.
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That was probrably the worst article I've ever read
Please don't ever utter such stupidity again. LeBron will never come close to Jordan or Kobe.