People that think Kobe is better than Lebron are Deranged Lunatics

I thought this argument was over. We were so close to ending this completely moronic discussion, so I'm here to put the nail in the coffin.

Kobe Bryant has never been, is not, and never will be better than Lebron. Please stop fooling yourself to believe anything different.



To understand this argument, one must understand the men we are talking about. This being said, lets start at childhood. Kobe was born into a wealthy family because his dad was a professional basketball player both in the NBA and overseas. Lebron was born to a single mother in Akron. Who's come-up story is more inspiring to the young NBA fan looking for a role model? 

Both Kobe and Lebron were drafted out of high school. Lebron obviously went #1 to the Cavs, a terrible organization with awful ownership, coaching and teammates surrounding him. Kobe was drafted to the Hornets with the 13th pick and immediately traded him to a top 2 NBA franchise. 

How did each player play their rookie year? 
     Lebron: 20.9 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 5.9 APG, 0.7 BPG, and 1.6 STG shooting at a 41.7 FG%. Also, ROY
     Kobe: 7.6 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 1.3 APG, 0.3 BPG, and 0.7 SPG also at a 41.7 FG%

"Kobe has more rings therefore he is better" 
    Shaq absolutely carried Kobe for 3 of his 5 rings. At that point in his career Kobe was nothing more than a good sidekick. But just don't take my word for it, here are the stats to back it up. Chris Bosh has two more rings than Karl Malone and no one says he is better because of it. If you are going to pick a side in an argument at least be consistent.

"Kobe is more clutch than Lebron" 
     Another completely untrue narrative people choose to follow.

Game-tying/go-ahead field goals with under 10 seconds left in the postseason:


Michael Jordan: 7/15 (47%)
Kobe Bryant: 5/22 (23%)
LeBron James: 12/23 (52%)




































"Kobe wanted to destroy his opponents. He has a Mamba Mentality" 
Listen the bottom line this: Kobe missed the playoffs three years in his prime, demanded a trade, and was accused of rape. Lebron built a school for unprivileged children. He is clearly better on and off the court. Please stop with this foolish argument and focus your attention to something more important. Like, how the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in 2016.  

- Thew 




*Stats pulled from ESPN and Wilson, Adrian. “LeBron Is More Clutch Than Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.” 12up.Com, 12up, 6 May 2018, www.12up.com/posts/6052800-lebron-is-more-clutch-than-michael-jordan-and-kobe-bryant.

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