Kobe Bryant is better the Lebron James... people always try to argue lebron is better but when it comes down to it Kobe always surpasses Lebron. Im not going to argue rings... because Kobe has been in the league since 1996 and Lebron since 2003 so Kobe has had more time. But to say that he has always had help and couldnt do it by himself is crazy... show me another player that has been the only star on his team and took them to the finals and actually won! MJ had Scottie Pippen and Clyde Drexler.. both of which many people still talk about today! If you want to say Kobe couldnt do it by hmself then you have to say Lebron couldnt either... he had to leave his team AND his hometown to be bale to win.. So sure Kobe had help with Shaq.. but even after Shaq was traded and they werent as good Kobe was loyal to his team and didnt leave. so Kobe has loyalty over lebron... there was a poll taken among the NBA players in 2010 and Kobe was 1st in the highest basketball IQ in the NBA. He is one of the smartest basketball players to ever play the game! (if not the smartest) he has one of the best mid-range jumpshots ever... he can shoot 3's.. (he holds the record for most 3s in a game in case you want to argue that) he was able to dunk as well as Lebron when he was younger (won the slamdunk competition in 1997 when he was only 17) so lets hear some debates!
Lebron James might not have as many rings as Kobe but they have compared Lebron to Michael Jordan(greatest basketball player of all time). Also Kobe is a complete ball hog at least Lebron can score and pass the ball. It true that Kobe might be more clutch but if your team can pull away early he wont have to be clutch to give his team the win. Lebron James has the one of the highest IQ in basketball he know how to play the game and that is all it comes down to who can play the sport better and that is Lebron James . So what Kobe is more experience at winning sometimes it takes the heart to win not the brain. So all in all Lebron James is way better than Kobe.
Kobe is a complete ball hog? last time I checked... he has over 5,000 assists. Then again... last time I checked Kobe is a SHOOTING guard and shooting guards normally shoot the ball. Are you really about to say that Liberian is being compared to MJ right now? Kobe was being called the next MJ when he was 18 and 19 man. He cant help that his ream cant pull away every single game. I mean have you tried to score 81 points every game? I'm sure its pretty hard. he cant score that much every single game. You can ask just about any smart basketball fan and they will tell you Kobe is the smartest basketball player in the game. He practically coaches his team himself during time outs half the time. Please don't bring heart into this argument or I will just embarrass you man.. In 2009 in the Eastern Conference Semi finals Liberian completely quit on his team in their elimination game when they were down in the 4th.. so how is that having heart again? Liberian doesn't have half the heart that Kobe has. Liberian is a freak athlete.. big,strong and fast. half of his points come off of dunks and lay ups. I get it.. points are points. but being gable to jump and be that fast is just god given ability. Kobe has one of the greatest jump shots in the game. He is one of the best defensive players in the game as well (this years all-star game he shut Liberian down in back to back possessions. blocked both shots) so all-around its not even a question who is a better player. Kobe wins. at the end of the day that's all that matters is who can win. and like I said Liberian doesn't have that killer instinct yet. maybe he will develop it one day! but until then he cant be truly compared to MJ.
Kobe is a dominant player.. he has the mind set of a champion. He was also voted on by the GM's of the teams as the toughest player in the NBA last year. He plays through injuries that most people sit out of games because of. Lebron doesnt do that. if he rolls an ankle he sits out for 3 games. Kobe is just a better player. pure and simple