Who's is better Lebron James or Kobe Bryant?
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1. LeBron James at No. 1: Too high, too low or just right?
Henry Abbott, ESPN.com: Just right. It's a loaded, emotional issue, but if there are any objective people left -- Daryl Morey, for instance -- they'll tell you. No, his footwork isn't perfect. Yes, his jumper needs fixing. Sure, he had a bad crunch time when it mattered most. But put together his total contributions at both ends of the floor, many of which come from his size (so what?), and nobody produces like this dude.
J.A. Adande, ESPN.com: Just right. Sigh. This feels like the golf and women's tennis rankings, in which the No. 1 players never win championships. LeBron's array of skills is unmatched. He just doesn't put them all to the best use.
Mark Haubner, TrueHoop Network: Just right. I guess. Following the Eastern Conference finals, I thought LeBron had fully re-established himself as unquestionably the best player in basketball, but after another strangely passive playoff performance in the Finals, I don't know anymore. I firmly believe LeBron's subpar play now has cost his teams championships in two straight seasons. Maybe No. 1 is better left as "Vacant" for now.
John Hollinger, ESPN.com: Just right. I understand the criticism -- how can you put him at No. 1 when he hasn't won a championship? But day in, day out, he's the best player in the league right now.
Marc Stein, ESPN.com: Too high. LeBron is still the best all-around player and best two-way player in the game on this scorecard. But you can't be No. 1 if you fall as far short in the finishing department as he did in the NBA Finals. He has to take a dip after that performance. It's only proper.and bryant isnt in top five
Those are stats that kobe has been able to post no matter the injury that he is suffering and no matter. Lebron can't post up those numbers cause now he is surrounding himself with players like wade and bosh and still has yet to win a ring. In fact lebron lost to an aged mavericks team. Right now Kobe Bryant is leading the league in scoring a 33 year old man that is going through a divorce, a broke team that is being rebuilt and is surrounded by trade rumors and now there is no phil jackson. Miami has a team filled with players that have found some success on theyre own at some point in their careers.
jordan is way better there is a jordan shoe
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Vote Placed by imabench 5 years ago
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