Who’s the Best: LeBron or Kobe?

by January 28, 2008
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by Marcel Mutoni

Whenever these two guys meet, especially in a nationally televised game, it’s the question fans must answer: Who’s the greatest player in the game?

Up to this point, Kobe Bryant is considered top dog, but LeBron is making it awful tough for Bryant to retain that title.

Yesterday, ‘Bron’s Cavs beat Kobe’s Lakers for the fifth straight time, and despite having previously admitted that he lacks his rival’s killer instinct, it was James who hit the deadly shots in the game’s closing moments.

All NBA stars want to win, but with James and Bryant, it surely seems personal. It was in this one, as they each tried to one-up each other as the game came down to the wire. Bryant had a great performance, scoring 33 points with 12 rebounds, and he nearly led his team to a nice victory. But James was just better, and that’s becoming a refrain in their head-to-head matchups.

In my (admittedly biased) opinion, Bryant remains the game’s best player. His ability to exert his will on both ends of the floor is what separates him from the other superstars in this here Assocation.

LeBron, though, is making it harder and harder to believe what I just wrote.