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Kobe Bryant has had a better NBA career than LeBron James

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Started: 6/4/2013 Category: Sports
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loucocole

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Definition of better: of superior quality or excellence
Kobe Bryant has had a better career than LeBron James.
sakskidz

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i know these stats were copied of off wikipedia but here u go
One of five players in NBA history to win 4 NBA Most Valuable Player Awards.[1] Includes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain

One of two players in NBA history to win 4 NBA Most Valuable Player Awards in a span of 5 years.[1] Includes Bill Russell.

One of seven players in NBA history to score 20,000 points in 8 seasons.[1] Includes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Alex English, Karl Malone, Dominique Wilkins.

One of four players in NBA history to average at least 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists in their rookie season.[1] Includes Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan, Tyreke Evans.

One of five players in NBA history to average over 25 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in a season (achieved this five times).[1] Includes Oscar Robertson (achieved this six times), John Havlicek (achieved this twice), Larry Bird, and Michael Jordan.

One of three players in NBA history to average at least 30 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in a season.[1] Includes Oscar Robertson (achieved this five times) and Michael Jordan.

One of four players in NBA history to average at least 31 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in a season.[1] Includes Oscar Robertson (achieved this twice), Jerry West, and Michael Jordan.

One of two players in NBA history to average at least 27 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for six consecutive seasons.[1] Behind Oscar Robertson, who achieved this eight consecutive times.

One of two players in NBA history to post at least 2000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists in a season for at least six seasons.[1] Behind Oscar Robertson, who achieved this six times in his career.

One of four players in NBA history to average at least 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for their career.[1] Includes Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, and Michael Jordan.

Only player in NBA history to average at least 26 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for their career.[1]
Only player in NBA history to post at least 2000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 100 steals in four straight seasons.[1]
Only player in NBA history to post 30+ points and shoot over 60% for six consecutive games.
One of three players in NBA history to average at least 30 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists in a postseason series.[2] Includes Oscar Robertson and Larry Bird.

One of three players in NBA history to record a triple-double in their playoff debut.[1] Includes Johnny McCarthy and Magic Johnson.

One of five players in NBA history to record a triple-double in finals clinching game. Includes Magic Johnson (twice, 1982 and 1985), Larry Bird (1986), James Worthy (1988), and Tim Duncan (2003).

One of two players in NBA history to win the NBA Player of the Month Award four times for two consecutive seasons.[3] Tied with Kevin Garnett, who achieved the same in the 2003-04 NBA Season.

One of four players in NBA history to lead their team in all five major statistical categories (total points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals) in a season (2008"09 season).[4] Includes Dave Cowens (1977"78), Scottie Pippen (1994"95) and Kevin Garnett (2002"03).

1st player in NBA History to receive 2.5 million NBA All-Star votes on 3 separate occasions.
1st player in NBA History to score at least 40 points in the first road playoff game with 41 points at the Washington Wizards on April 28, 2006.
1st forward in NBA history to average more than 8.0 assists per game (2009"2010).
2nd place all-time for consecutive 20-point games to start a playoff career with 19.[5] Behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 27 consecutive games

Most consecutive points scored for a team in a playoff game with 25 straight points at the Detroit Pistons on May 31, 2007.[6]
One of two players in NBA history to win Regular Season MVP, Finals MVP, an NBA Championship and an Olympic Gold Medal in the same year. Includes Michael Jordan (1992).

Three-Point field goals made, NBA All-Star Game, career: 23, Feb 17, 2013 [7]

Youngest player records[edit]

James owns numerous NBA "youngest player" records. He is the youngest1
To be selected #1 overall draft pick (18 years of age).[1]
To be named NBA Rookie of the Year (19 years of age).[1]
To record a triple-double (20 years, 20 days).[1] Recorded 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists on January 19, 2005 vs. Portland Trail Blazers.

To record a triple-double in the playoffs. (21 years, 113 days).[1] Recorded 32 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists on April 22, 2006 vs. Washington Wizards.

To score 30 points in a game (18 years, 334 days).[1] Recorded 33 points on November 29, 2003 vs. Memphis Grizzlies

To score 40 points in a game (19 years, 88 days).[1] Recorded 41 points on March 27, 2004 vs. New Jersey Nets.

To score 2,000 points in a season (2004"05).[1]
To average at least 30 points per game in the NBA.
To be awarded All-NBA honors (2004"05).[1]
To be named to the All-NBA first team (21 years, 138 days).[1]
To win an All-Star Game MVP (21 years, 55 days).[1]
To lead the league in All-Star voting (22 years, 26 days).[1]
To score 2,000 points in seven consecutive seasons (26 years of age).[1]
To win Most Valuable Player award four times (28 years of age).[1]
To reach:[1]
Every point milestone from 1,000 to 21,000

Notes: 1 Beginning in 2006 the NBA introduced age requirement restrictions. Prospective high school players must now wait a year before entering the NBA, making these records more difficult to break.

ESPY Awards[edit]
2004 Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY Award
2007 Best NBA Player ESPY Award
2009 Best NBA Player ESPY Award
2012 Male Athlete ESPY Award
2012 Best NBA Player ESPY Award
2012 Best Championship Performance ESPY Award

Cleveland Cavaliers franchise records[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Service[edit]

Minutes played, career: 22,119

Minutes played, season: 3,388 (2004"05)[8]

Scoring[edit]

Points, career: 20,000

Highest average, points per game, career: 27.8 (15,251/548)

Points, season: 2,478 (2005"06)[8]

Highest average, points per game, season: 31.4 (2,478/79) (2005"06)[8]

Points, game: 56, at Toronto Raptors, March 20, 2005[9]

Points, half: 35, first half, vs. New York Knicks, February 6, 2010

Points, quarter: 24, three times
24, fourth quarter, at Toronto Raptors, January 6, 2008
24, first quarter, at Chicago Bulls, April 11, 2008
24, third quarter, at Milwaukee Bucks, February 20, 2009

Games scoring 50 or more points, career: 8[10]

Games scoring 50 or more points, season: 3 (2008"09)[10]

Games scoring 40 or more points, career: 42[10]

Games scoring 40 or more points, season: 10 (2005"06)[10]

Field goals[edit]

Field goals made, career: 5,415

Field goals made, season: 875 (2005"06)[8]

Field goal attempts, career: 11,403

Field goal attempts, season: 1,823 (2005"06)[8]

Field goal attempts, game: 36, at Toronto Raptors, March 20, 2005[9]
Tied with Mike Mitchell (at Houston Rockets, February 8, 1980, and at New Jersey Nets, February 18, 1981)

Three-point field goals[edit]

Three-point field goals made, game: 8, at Milwaukee Bucks, February 20, 2009
Tied with Danny Ferry (vs. Charlotte Hornets, February 13, 1996) and Wesley Person (at Philadelphia 76ers, February 17, 1998)

Three-point field goals made, quarter: 5, twice[9]
5, second quarter, vs. Milwaukee Bucks, April 9, 2005
5, third quarter, at Milwaukee Bucks, February 20, 2009
5, first quarter, vs. Los Angeles Clippers, January 31, 2010
Tied with Mark Price, Steve Kerr and Wesley Person

Three-point field goal attempts, career: 2,344

Three-point field goal attempts, game: 13, three times[9]
13, vs. Milwaukee Bucks, April 9, 2005
13, vs. New York Knicks, April 14, 2005
13, at New York Knicks, March 5, 2008
Tied with Dan Majerle (vs. Seattle SuperSonics, March 5, 1996 (2 OT))

Free throws[edit]

Free throws made, season: 6991 (2005"06)[8]

Free throws made, game: 24, at Miami Heat, March 12, 2006[9]

Free throws made, half: 16, second half, at Miami Heat, March 12, 2006
Debate Round No. 1
loucocole

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Debate Round No. 2
loucocole

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sakskidz

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Just because I don't Post one round Doesn't mean you don't have to
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by JohnSmith1 1 year ago
JohnSmith1
Look at Lebron in the finals right now no doubt kobe is better until lebron can prove otherwise
Posted by SaintMichael741 1 year ago
SaintMichael741
Kobe is older. Of course his history is better. This is such a silly debate when it doesn't take into account the age difference.
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