LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade: Who Tops The Other Two?

Brandon Ribak@reebokforthreeSenior Writer IDecember 5, 2009

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After a remarkable battle between Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade last night, I have decided to go ahead and write an article about who is the best player in the NBA today.

With the clear favorites being LJ, Bryant, and D-Wade, NBA Prime-time breaks down each players season highlights and performances, letting you, the fan decide who tops the other two.

Dwyane Wade (SG, MIA)

Season Averages—26.7 PPG (5th in NBA), 5.2 RPG, 5.8 APG, 1.8 SPG (8th in NBA), and 1.1 BPG (only guard in the league to average over 1 BPG).

Team Record: 10-9, .526 (5th in East)

Wade sets himself apart from James and Bryant for the fact that he does not have an All-Star teammate alongside of him.

While James has Mo Williams and Shaq and Bryant has Gasol, Bynum, Artest, and Odom, Wade is surrounded by inexperienced youth (aside from Jermaine O'Neal and Udonis Haslem).

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With that in mind, he still manages to carry his team to victory, currently ranking fifth in the East with an above .500 overall record.

Wade proved what he was capable of doing when he had Shaq on his team and if Miami could possibly sign a Chris Bosh type of player next off-season, there is no doubt that D-Wade will once again bring his team to another NBA Finals series.

Kobe Bryant (SG, LAL)

Season Averages—29.1 PPG (2nd in NBA), 5.4 RPG, 3.9 APG, and 2.3 SPG (3rd in NBA).

Team Record: 15-3, .833 (1st in West)

Yes, Bryant has arguably the best supporting cast in the NBA on his squad.

But that does not stop Kobe Bryant from posting ridiculous averages and leading his team to success.

Last night's performance against the Heat is a prime example of what Bryant is really all about.

The Black Mamba possesses more killer instinct than any other player in the NBA today and at the age of 31 he is arguably playing the best basketball of his career (shooting a career-high 48.9 percent from the field).

With a team consisting of such supreme talent, is there any doubt that Kobe Bryant will win back-to-back championships?

LeBron James (SF, CLE)

Season Averages—27.9 PPG (4th in NBA), 6.7 RPG (43rd in NBA), 8.3 APG (6th in NBA), and 1.2 SPG.

Team Record: 14-5, .737 (3rd in East)

If you had to summarize LeBron's game in one word it would definitely be "unstoppable."

Standing 6'8" and weighing 250 plus lbs, James can literally do whatever he pleases on the court at his own will.

On the season he has posted five games with over 10 plus assists, including nine games with 30 plus points.

He ranks amongst the most elite point-guards in the NBA in APG with 8.3 per contest and absolutely dominates offensively, shooting a ridiculous 51.5 percent from the field.

James has the ability to take control during any point in any game, but unlike Bryant and Wade, he has the physique to overpower and outmatch any defender in the league.

And the greatest part of all is that LJ will give you a little dance at the end of the game with a big smile on his face to show you just how easy it is for him to do what he does best. 

So who tops the other two in this controversial debate? You decide!

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