The NBA’s Best Player: LeBron James or Kobe Bryant?
There is no limit to LeBron James’ greatness. The King has recently raised his game to another level, keeping stat-guys busy tracking his all-round play. He showed us flashes in last year’s playoffs. You remember game five of the Eastern Finals, where James tallied 29 of Cleveland’s final 30 points against Detroit, right? …
There is no limit to LeBron James’ greatness. The King has recently raised his game to another level, keeping stat-guys busy tracking his all-round play.
He showed us flashes in last year’s playoffs. You remember game five of the Eastern Finals, where James tallied 29 of
And his jump shot and decision-making were impeccable at the FIBA Americas Tournament. In his last four games, James has averaged an epic: 39.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 blocks, and 1 steal.
Here’s the question floating around the NBA: has James passed Kobe Bryant as the league’s best player?
HoopsVibe’s NBA Blog decided to compare
The Case For LeBron …
- He’s the NBA’s greatest athlete, combining size, speed, and leaping ability.
- He’s an all-round talent. James could be the first player since Oscar Robertson to average a triple-double over an entire season.
- He’s a natural leader. James has a great feel for the game and his pin-point passing creates a team-first atmosphere. Like Tim Duncan, the forward accepts responsibility and listens to coaches.
The Case Against Lebron …
- Last year, critics dogged his jump-shot. This year, they’re being too hard on his defense.
The Case For
- He’s an evolved version of Michael Jordan and the greatest individual player in the NBA.
- 9 straight games of 50 or more points. Enough said.
- He can dominate on defense. At the FIBA Americas Tournament, Mamba flipped-the-script and became TEAM USA’s lockdown defender. Bryant went Bruce Bowen on the opposition’s best player-minus the extracurricular nudges and leg shots.
The Case Against
- He still seen as selfish and has become must-see television.
The Verdict: Even.
Why: How do you pick between a Ferrari and a Lamborghini?
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