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epicmaster1234
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aaliyahg
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Lebron James is better than Kobe Bryant

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Started: 2/11/2016 Category: Sports
Updated: 9 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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epicmaster1234

Pro

I will be arguing that LeBron James is a better basketball player than Kobe Bryant. For the purpose of the debate, career longevity will not be evaluated, as LeBron is not yet close to retiring.

First round is acceptance only.
aaliyahg

Con

I've accepted your debate and will be glad to explain why Kobe is better than Lebron.
Debate Round No. 1
epicmaster1234

Pro

I would like to thank my opponent for accepting my debate.

A quick glance at basic stats will show LeBron's superiority. LeBron's ppg is 2.1 higher, apg is 2.2 higher, rpg is 1.8 higher, and steals and blocks per game are higher as well [1]. Even if we ignore the past three seasons for Kobe Bryant (which I will do whenever possible), due to age, etc., LeBron James is still better by ~ 2ppg, 2apg, and 2rpg [2]. Moving past basic stats to advanced stats, LeBron enjoys an advantage in this area as well. Kobe has an average eFG% of .485 over his career (not including his most recent 3 seasons). LeBron has a career eFG% of .531 [2]. This is well over Kobe Bryant's average. Not only does LeBron score more, he does so much more efficiently. LeBron's PER is much, much higher than Kobe's, by almost 5 [2, 3]. And this disparity in efficiency isn't just because of usage. Their usage rating is almost identical [2, 3].

To conclude, LeBron James is a better player, and nearly every single statistic backs this up.

[1] http://www.landofbasketball.com...
[2] http://www.basketball-reference.com...
[3] http://www.basketball-reference.com...
aaliyahg

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
epicmaster1234

Pro

Because my opponent forfeited, I will refrain from making new arguments. Vote pro!
aaliyahg

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aaliyahg

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Debate Round No. 4
epicmaster1234

Pro

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aaliyahg

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