Lebron James is a better basketball player than Kobe Bryant
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2. Kobe would absolutely destroy Lebron 1 on 1. Lebron is a distributor and transition threat. Kobe is multi-dimensional, and his entire game is based around taking people 1 on 1. Also, Kobe shut Lebron down every time he has guarded him.
3. Yes, Kobe has had a better supporting cast, but he was always the one to hit the big shots. Lebron has had 2-3 true game winners, and has had countless misses.
4. Lebron is a statistical freak, but nothing more. All around: Kobe
Second, MVP awards and All-Star games are a mute point. It shows regular season statistical dominance, but clearly that doesn't translate into post-season success. Lebron is the best athlete, not the best player.
Third, rebounds obviously go to Lebron because he is 4 inches taller with longer wingspan. Lebron is a more proficient passer, but shooting is undoubtedly the most important facet an NBA player needs to have. Lebron's shot is nothing more than mediocre.
Fourth, Defense: Kobe - 8 time All-NBA 1st team, Lebron - 2 time All-NBA 1st team.
Fifth, Kobe is second to Jordan is game-winning shots. Lebron is a joke during clutch times.
Sixth, Gasol and Bynum were complimentary big men. Kobe was the reason for the last two rings.
Seventh, Kobe is not too small to cover Lebron. Rewatch any of their games. Kobe shut Lebron down.
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