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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 at 4:10 pm  |  209 responses

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James Respond to Michael Jordan’s 1-on-1 Claim


Michael Jordan declared that if he was still in his prime, he would beat LeBron James and a host of other hoops legends in 1-on-1 battles. According to MJ, the only person who may be able to emerge victorious, is Kobe Bryant. Both James and Bryant responded to Jordan’s claims today. Per the Miami Herald and KB’s Twitter: “James laughed off the comment. James is on the cover of NBA2k14. ‘It was for my game?’ James said of Jordan’s comments. ‘It’s a good promotion thing.’ James said ‘absolutely’ he’s thought about a matchup with Jordan but ‘no one will ever see it and it’s not going to happen. But it’s good for people to talk about … M.J. said that?’”

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  • MonBehh

    so, essentially stealing his through you, kobe?

  • Paul Hawkins

    Exactly!

  • Slick Ric

    Gotta love Mj, ” I don’t I’ll lose, other than Kobe Bryant because he steals all my moves”. lol

  • Guest

    *I don’t think I’ll lose, other than Kobe Bryant because he steals all my moves*

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Nick Tha Quick

    This will surely be the least commented topic on SLAM this month. Wait till SE hears about these comments. Outrage!

  • http://www.netstakeover.com/ JetSkiJohnson

    Steal Like an Artist…

  • http://www.netstakeover.com/ JetSkiJohnson

    Who did MJ steal from?

  • shockexchange

    MJ’s “go to move” – willing his team to the chip. Horry Jr’s “go to” move – Aligning himself with “exceptionally more talent than the rest of the L” so he could win a chip. *Welp*

  • MUBWAR

    i think mj is scared that someone will eclipse him. please focus more on the bobcats, not lebron

  • Conor

    Jordan’s game must be innate. Virgin birth sorta’ thing, right? Do the names Julius Erving and David Thompson mean anything to you?

  • berkamore

    I’ll go more with Dean Smith and the three years MJ spent at North Carolina learning to actually play. (Dr. J and D. Thompson probably influenced his style though)

  • LakeShow

    The Bull’s had the most talented team though…

    Hmm…

    Someone can’t seem to get their life manifesto nailed down.

  • MonBehh

    of course they do…they mean a lot…was just poking fun at kobe

  • Ben Ireland

    Pippen + Rodman > Gasol and Bynum

  • BugEyes

    My fellow SLAMonians. Kobe does Jordan’s moves just as well if not better than he does lol I’m still waiting for kobes to enter the dunk contestand hit that foul line dunk. one of sports best picturess ever by mj

  • shockexchange

    Everything is relative to the era in which they played. Pau Gasol / Andrew Bynum at the same ____ time, in an era of 6’8″ centers, was virtually unstoppable.

  • LakeShow

    2+2=5 in your world doesn’t it.

  • shockexchange

    Nah, but SE can count to fiddy.

  • Ugh

    Except when they were stopped by the Celts and the Mavs, which never happened to the Bulls. So relatively speaking, the Bulls were better talent.

  • robb

    MJ’s trash talking will never stop, that’s who he is and I’m sure he and Kobe enjoy this type of comments. That being said Kobe and MJ are better 1 on 1 players than Lebron no question, but Lebron is more complete.
    MJ and Kobe had to learn how to play team ball while Lebron was born a team player and basketball is a team sport, so that has to count for something isn’t it?

    I still think Lebron feels more secure inside a team environment than going 1-1 against other players, so in my opinion MJ’s right. He’d have more problems against guys like Kobe, KD or Melo.

  • LakeShow

    Oh I get it! hahhh…
    Oh wait, nope, another meaningless statement.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    name (1) 6’8″ Center that the Lakers played against. just one.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    How can you compare Mary to a basketball player?

  • LakeShow

    I feel like I posted this… But my names not Robb.

    Well said. Very Well said.

  • LakeShow

    Ben Wallace right?

    Obviously Shaq’s era, but I’m trying to be generous… Chuck Hayes? lol…

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i didn’t ask you. Chuck Hayes is the only guy under 6’9″ who has started at Center in over a decade. Wanted to see if Shock could get it.

  • Basketball_iQ

    I ain’t seen nobody look like kobe or Mj yet,,, do the moves, none of it, yet,,, I guess we’ll see.

  • Basketball_iQ

    Wait wait wait wait wait WAIT!!
    WHO told you to throw kd and Melo in?? They wouldn’t have a chance in hell against Mj or Kobe (and I don’t like neither one of them dudes!!)
    You sounded on point til you mentioned the extra two dudes,,,

  • UnsolicitedAdvisor

    UnsolicitedAdvisor has a saying for moments like these, “An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation”. Your move Mr…ahem..Exchange.

  • The Seed

    Kobe, truth-teller.

  • daBiz

    *raises hand in class*

    Um, Mr. Mamba? That’s not how dominoes work.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    Lebron still would win 1 on 1 especially if it’s make it take it. How can jordan and kobe guard the physical post game of lebron? Lebron = GOAT

    Any player you match lebron up to he can exploit them in history.

  • swill

    … and it’s not even close.

  • swill

    seriously, like, even making that comparison insults rodman and pippen.

  • Melvin flynt

    Dame right Kobe bean bryant stole MJ’s moves 100% correct!- love KB buts its facts!

  • shockexchange

    The Lakers underachieved against the Bulls and Celtics.

  • Melvin flynt

    Jordan’s the goat!

  • shockexchange

    The Shock Exchange will go out on a limb here and guess Chuck Hayes?

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    Nah. He can’t play 1-5 and defend 1-5 like lebron.

    Karl Malone + Magic + MJ = Lebron

    hopefully this season he adds a legit 3 so we can put up larry bird up in that equation

  • robb

    1 on 1 I think both of them would give MJ trouble. KD’s length and Melo’s strength and shooting ability make them tough to defend.

  • robb

    Thanks man, what can I say? Go Lakers!

  • kobrick

    jordan is not the goat

    bill russell has 11 rings and is undefeated in game 7s

    not to mention the bill russell award

    which people talk about when it comes to jordan so often

    russell the goat

  • LakeShow

    lol

  • LakeShow

    Oh sorry my bad lol.

    Don’t test the SE knowledge you will come up disappointed.

    Either way… f*cking Chuck Hayes…

    What about Joel Anthony? He might be 6’8″ I think…

    I’ll stop helping shock now tho lol.

  • LakeShow

    “in an era of 6’8″ centers”

    There was only one lol.

    Goddam your incorrigible…

  • Anonymous

    Buggin! He may be more physically gifted, but his 1on1 game is weak af! And you clearly havent watched kobe and mj play 1on1 defense or offense. Kobe and MJ are both stronger defenders 1on1. Theyre tenacious defense would suffocate lebron and get him flustered. He wouldnt know what to do. And on offense, forget it… Have you seen LeBron guard Kobe 1on1? Its hilarious.

  • shockexchange

    Okay, The Shock Exchange shall edit his statement – “In the era of Chuck Hayes …” *Womp*

  • Anonymous

    Stfu. Do you feel fulfilled? Have you put yourself on a high pedastol for posting such a smartass comment.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    A strong defender. I don’t think they can cut off bron when he’s driving. I agree kobe has more technical footwork than jordan and could score on bron. Whoever gets the rock first and depending on how the rules are set up. It’s not a clear victory. Who would win 1 on 1 Kobe or Pippen?

  • robb

    1 on 1 both MJ and Kobe have another advantage: mental toughness. Lebron is a beast and he’s improved a lot but mentally he’s not on MJ’s or Kobe’s level. Confidence is fundamental and Lebron’s confidence is still fragile. Going 1 o1 against these two psychos? forget it.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    mental evaluations can be used as a point of victory.

    I think tracy mcgrady could beat jordan and kobe 1 on 1.

    Like i said its not like 10 games out of 10 kobe and jordan win.

    Clyde drexler could get at at jordan and kobe.

  • Conor

    Ever heard of “metaphors”? You should, since the Bible’s narrative staples are metaphorical.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    how. Kevin durant and melo could get buckets.

    PPL over hype how great jordan and kobe are. look at mismatches. You don’t think dirk nowitizki could take jordan?

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    Shaq> Pippen+Rodman+kuchoic

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    unless there’s a synergistic effect

  • Anonymous

    But, 80% of their points come from moving good without the ball. So, unless steve nash is on the sideline hitting them in their shooters pockets, no chance! Good 1-1 offense is primarily based off how well you can create and make difficult shots. When it comes to this, KB and MJ hold the throne by a LANDSLIDE! & on defense, forget it smh Theyre not only the 2 best 1-1 offensive players, but also the best 1-1 defensive players. KD, CA, DW & LJ are probably the 4 most exceptional talents in the league aside from Kobe and not one of them would stand a chance. This isnt about stats, accomplishments or even how dominant a player is in the NBA. I dont need any of that cuz i know the game. If you know the game, its obviously clear that MJ and KB are the most skilled offensive players in history with an unmatched intensity and killer instinct. Its not rocket science. Just watch how each player plays. LeBron isnt, never was and never will be a 1-1 player. Just isnt him. He’s a team player, a magic johnson on steroids. Nothing more.

  • LakeShow

    Jordan played “In the era of Bill Garnett.

    Once again… can you actually make a point or bring something to the table?

    You’re like Brick Tamland.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    shaq made todd mcollaugh, dkiembe, rick smith all look smaller than him.

    shaq has a way of minimizing his opponents.

    Tmac versus Lebron vs Kobe in 21 who wins

  • LakeShow

    You’re obviously very smart, we get it.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    Your point. I know one thing is there were two lebrons to play against any two players cloned… Lebron ^2 would win each time. Can that be said about kobe or jordan.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    The shock. How do you exchange when you have to go to customs in Japan or China? LOL good one AddingVelocityDontTellme.

  • Yessir

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH>………………………………………………Yo why does MJ say this…its not really productive…Arguing top player ever to play is, but one on one? Bro, I love me some one one one but this aint no Red Bull King of the Rock bs. But, to go with it, I could totally see some really hood player like Tyreke evans or some real street player beat Kobe one on one…real talk. Jamal Crawford anyone? Real talk…these dudes grew up playing hood 1 on 1 not no organized ball. 1 on 1 meant for the streetz not the hardwood…but btw… Jordan and LebRon and Kareem prolly top three all time. KD has potential to be top 10 top 5. Kobe is a hair out of top 10.

  • Dagger

    Jordan eviscerated Drexler during their legendary Dream Team practice sessions.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    Man these kobe-jordan lovers are evangelized shout out to Bart Erhman Bart Erhman Bart Ehrman

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    are you serious top 10 has to be the 2 best players for each position?

    PG: Magic and lebron
    SG: Michael and Kobe
    SF: Larry Bird, Scottie Pippen
    PF: Duncan, Malone
    C: Kareem, Hakeem

  • Evan Boland

    lol OK

  • Sergio

    Sorry, he may act as a PG at times, but Bron is not a PG.

    Also, Hakeem was great, but to be the 2nd greatest center of all time, he first have to have a little talk with Wilt, Russel and Shaq.

  • Evan Boland

    Bahahaha. 16 ppg in the Finals.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    When bron average 8 assist a game what can I say he’s not a pg. hes a POINT CENTER my bad

  • bringbackthesonics

    i’d say that russell is the greatest winner of all time but hands down jordan is the greatest player

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    what happened to that boy 2 final mvp 4 mvp 2 rings.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    actually lebron is Jordan + Pippen + rodman

  • grgeblck

    we are talking about 1-on-1 here. so nothing else stands between them except, ermm.., skills.

  • Melvin flynt

    Jordan’s clutch gene is death defying!– he could and would rip UR heart out and eat it!- everybody wants to be like mike! !

  • shutup

    The thing people forget is MJ was a better defender then Kobe, or LBJ. Lebron couldn’t stop Kobe there is no way he is stopping MJ, the flip side is Kobe has shown he can stop Lebron when focused on doing so, so there is no doubt in my mind MJ could stop Lebron. Also Lebron does not attack well in the half court set; that is why him posting up helped his game so greatly, that doesn’t translate well into a one-on-one situation.

  • bball knowledge
  • Swagchamp

    I see your logic; however, I don’t think that is true. Scottie pippen should not be in the top 10.

    Mike
    LeBron
    Shaq
    Kareem
    Hakeem
    Duncan
    Magic
    Bird
    Wilt (the generation gap is huge but I’m pretty sure wilt could play in any era given the fact that if LeBron is physicall gifted than Wilt is crazy physically gifted)
    Malone, Kobe, some others…

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    slap yourself. You need to get rid of big men.

    Most bigmen aren’t as skilled as point guard-small forward.

    Here’s My TOP 10 best talent (no resume)

    Lebron James
    Kobe Bryant
    Michael Jordan
    Hakeem
    Magic Johnson
    Larry bird
    Tracy McGrady
    Allen Iverson
    Jesse Dunn

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    what’s funny

  • Mike Gilbert

    To be honest, both would struggle on defense. People forget how 1v1 is played

  • Caboose

    excellent.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    mike are you from cleveland?

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    were u a student at ohio state

  • Caboose

    Alright, as of now (will change following retirements, etc):

    5 Greatest Players: Jordan, Magic, Wilt, Russell, Kareem
    5 Most Talented Players: Jordan, Magic, Kobe, Kareem, LeBron
    5 Best (in their primes) to Start a Team With: Kareem, Russell, Magic, LeBron, Jordan
    5 Best One-on-One Players: Jordan, Kobe, Bird, Iverson, LeBron
    5 Best at Improving Teammates: LeBron, Magic, Robertson, Duncan, Stockton
    5 Most Dominant Players: Wilt, Shaq, Kareem, Jordan, Russell
    5 Best 2-Way Players: Olajuwon, Jordan, Duncan, LeBron, Garnett
    5 Best Team Defensive Players: Olajuwon, Pippen, Russell, Duncan, Wallace
    5 Best One-on-One Defenders: Pippen, Olajuwon, Robinson, Jordan, Frazier
    5 Best (and talented) Scorers: Wilt, Jordan, Kobe, Bird, Kareem

    Go ahead, tear it to shreds.

  • Caboose

    I’ll bet you thought that was really insightful.

  • Will Lee

    kobe’s deep and matured

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    It’s the only way to assess passing ability and setting teammates up.

    How would you recommend it caboose

  • Mike Gilbert

    no sir, chicagoland and im at illinois state right now lol…why?

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    I thought you were someone i knew from cleveland.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    where do you stay in chicago? have ever been to the navy pier?

  • Mike Gilbert

    from a western suburb, and yea lol Navy Pier is okay, more of just a tourist attraction. My favorite part of the city is the weekend of Lollapalooza!

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    you know what’s crazy mike –> that cropped image of Jesus was not even really an image of jesus. nobody knows how jesus looks but yet all over the world ppl paint jesus as white black chinese it’s madness at the deception. Also that image actually has origins within a mithraic religion which apparently gentiles mixed with earlier teachings of the Jew Jesus to make a pagan religion trinitarian christianity or paulene christianity

    Have you ever played at the ATTACK center?

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    wait let me guess… thats sarcasm

  • Mike Gilbert

    what are you talking about? the image I have IS black Jesus (look closer lol) interesting info nonetheless

    No i’ve never been to ATTACK, heard good things about them?

  • Brandan E.

    kobe & mj are 2 of the best players i ever seen. lebron is almost not even in my 10 players i ever seen.
    lebron to me has ways to go. kobe meanwhile is just adding to his legacy. by the time kobe retires he will b top 5 all-time if he isnt already there.
    now kobe vs. mj in a 1 on 1 would b epic…pay per view even.
    lebron vs either of them in a 1 on 1 would nonchalant cause we already know who would win and it wouldnt b him

  • Mike Gilbert

    When you say “10 players i ever seen” do you mean 1on1 players? I agree that Kobe would probably beat LeBron 1on1, but if you mean overall player…

    LeBron has 3 more MVPs than Kobe though.

    And clearly has better stats all across the board

  • Caboose

    You recommended cloning. I think we’ve lost all semblance of a reasonable debate here.

  • underdog

    It’s LeBron’s game all right: http://i.imgur.com/5V8ajka.jpg

  • Brickshooting J

    And during the 1992 NBA Finals, if I may add.

  • BBaller

    He’s 19

  • danpowers

    oscar robertson great at improving his teammates? uhm… his reputation is more or less the opposite. garnett, olajuwon, duncan, kidd and i think almost the best of all time in improving teammates: nash would all be better choices instead

    you want to tell us that hakeem olajuwon wasnt the best player ever next to jordan in his prime? when he got it clicking he dominated both ends of the floor second to none and made his teammates better. i think it would be just logic to say he would be a good choice to start a franchise with in his prime. same goes for dominance in his prime

    best one on one defenders: i want at least a honorable mention for the glove here, please

    a little reminder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW4uXlRGAF0

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    no you can theorize the events or run computer simulation

  • danpowers

    just talent? where is vince carter then?

  • danpowers

    but jordan played the 2 better than lebron plays all this positions alltogether. same goes for lebron being able to defend bigger positions. jordan was a much better at the 2 than anything james does. if you dont trust me, check their accodolates and numbers or just go and watch tape of jordan.

  • vINSANITY

    hahaha
    “what is twerking by the way”

  • Ben Ireland

    Please don’t bring another third person talker to the boards… Shock’s enough! I’ve only just gotten used to it, we don’t need another.

  • darksavior

    scott pippen dude do you know how many small fowards that are better than him lol

  • anno nimus

    F^*k Jordan and Kobe, Lebron all day!!! Bitches!!!!

  • truther

    I love lebron, but hes a football player on a basketball court.

  • pposse

    cosigning the back end of your comment.

  • Albert_r22

    You Got Lebron Second are you kidding me in front of kobe 5 beats 2 You should know that

  • Albert_r22

    You Slapyourself for having Lebron in front of MJ and Kobe

  • Garra Haze

    Lol how is Kobe under lebum kobe won a ring without help lebum had to leave to get help Kobe been with 1 team and has more rings

  • Garra Haze

    Go slap your self for saying that t-mac beating Jordan

  • Garra Haze

    How many finales did Jordan lose oh ya Jordan won a dunk contest has lebum say he want to be the goat play a dunk contest Jordan or Kobe won with 1 team lebum left and my leave again so all u lebum pole riders that’s food for tho plus u fools forgot D-ROSE is back got nucaks shook and aint even step foot on the court yet

  • Caboose

    Really. Go and run that simulation and get back to me.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Joel measured out at 6’9″ lol, come on Lake, you think i’m wrong about this?

  • Volan Stilson

    Kobe beat TMac twice in 1 on 1 when they were in the primes. Kobe raped him, told media, and TMac never denied it.

  • Volan Stilson

    Kind of hard to drive at full speed when you check up top sir. Lebron is a gifted ball player, but 1 on 1 with MJ or Kobe in the primes is almost impossible.

  • Dunndeal Fitness

    there arent many better then Scottie. probably the best sf defender there is. He guarded the best on the other team always. Bird probably best Pippen right there. Lebron probably is or will be better then anyone there. Who else

  • robb

    lol thanks for posting this

  • robb

    ur right about the D. That’s very true

  • Dunndeal Fitness

    Lebron would have had a very hard time with the worm guarding him. Rodman knew how to get under your skin and physical you up. Lebron would have been crying. Pippen would have stopped Lebron also, probably the best defender ever.

  • Robski

    Kareem by far the most skilled big man.

  • Joe Kuykendall

    Pippen, really??? Naw my nic. I’d replace with Dominic Wilkins.

  • nickcmichigan

    If anyone watched the interview, MJ was asked who he’s like to play one on one and he listed several players past and present and threw in that he would win. Everyone is singling out Lebron because he would be the toughest matchup. MJ wasn’t talking trash, he is justified to be confident that he would win one on one with any of the guys he mentioned. People stop blowing this out of proportion.

  • Truth

    what the hell does rings have to do with it? we are talking players not teams. if lebron had 0 rings still i could see your point but he has 2 and is probably going to get more. as a complete player though he is miles ahead of kobe.

  • Truth

    no help ? hahaha thats cute. you do realize kobe was carried for 3 rings and got basically outplayed by gasol vs the celtics right? but since he was the “star” of the team they gave him the mvp. go check the stats.

  • LakeShow

    How are those guys goign to stop KB and MJ????
    Those guys can’t play D like prime KB, and MJ.

    Think man!

  • bangopuwet

    What kind of blog is this? Is this the way to write in English? Oh, you might be on drug.

  • bangopuwet

    What kind of blog is this? Is this the way to write in English? Oh, you might be on drug.

  • Antonio Rodriguez

    No discussions here MJ is the best ever on one on one, but Im still think that Magic Johnson is the greatest player, more charismatic, more complete, he can play all positions and he won 5 rings.

  • Antonio Rodriguez

    No discussions here MJ is the best ever on one on one, but Im still think that Magic Johnson is the greatest player, more charismatic, more complete, he can play all positions and he won 5 rings.

  • LakeShow

    Wrong about what?

    I was just trying to devil’s advocate for shock-ex.

    He needs every little bit of help he can get.

    “in an era of 6’8″ centers”… … Like wtf.

  • LakeShow

    Wrong about what?

    I was just trying to devil’s advocate for shock-ex.

    He needs every little bit of help he can get.

    “in an era of 6’8″ centers”… … Like wtf.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i mean about this, “Chuck Hayes is the only guy under 6’9″ who has started at Center in over a decade”

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i mean about this, “Chuck Hayes is the only guy under 6’9″ who has started at Center in over a decade”

  • LakeShow

    You always seem to have several “Guest Votes”, but no legitimate SLAM OG’s that agree with you. I have never seen that before… INTERESTING.

  • LakeShow

    You always seem to have several “Guest Votes”, but no legitimate SLAM OG’s that agree with you. I have never seen that before… INTERESTING.

  • LakeShow

    Oh no. Not wrong at all. I just wanted to see if I could think of anyone besides Hayes and Wallace.

  • LakeShow

    Oh no. Not wrong at all. I just wanted to see if I could think of anyone besides Hayes and Wallace.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    oh so you want a challenge……well there is one guy, under 6’9″ who started at Center when he *had* too…
    he started 56 games last season, 8 of which at Center.
    .
    Go.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    oh so you want a challenge……well there is one guy, under 6’9″ who started at Center when he *had* too…
    he started 56 games last season, 8 of which at Center.
    .
    Go.

  • IG fridaypays

    Kobe can not be Lebron 1 on 1. Lebron is a strong player than both and it takes a team to win NBA Championships but as a individual Lebron is the best in the league right now

  • IG fridaypays

    Kobe can not be Lebron 1 on 1. Lebron is a strong player than both and it takes a team to win NBA Championships but as a individual Lebron is the best in the league right now

  • shockexchange

    The Shock Exchange doesn’t look at votes. A lot of what SE says is not readily apparent until months later anyway. When the Shock Exchange told you there was high probability Rent-A-Center would not sign with L.A., nobody agreed, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

  • shockexchange

    The Shock Exchange doesn’t look at votes. A lot of what SE says is not readily apparent until months later anyway. When the Shock Exchange told you there was high probability Rent-A-Center would not sign with L.A., nobody agreed, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

  • Buff50

    WOW! All these top 10′s you guys are posting are hilarious. Where’s Bill Russell? Where’s NBA logo man Jerry West? Where’s Kareem? Where’s Oscar Robertson? Better do your homework fellas!

  • Buff50

    WOW! All these top 10′s you guys are posting are hilarious. Where’s Bill Russell? Where’s NBA logo man Jerry West? Where’s Kareem? Where’s Oscar Robertson? Better do your homework fellas!

  • shutup

    lmfao

  • shutup

    lmfao

  • Ugh

    And how do you feel, attacking someone who posted a smartass comment?

  • Ugh

    And how do you feel, attacking someone who posted a smartass comment?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    looooooool

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    looooooool

  • shockexchange

    Actually, the Shock Exchange doesn’t look at the votes. Most of what he says doesn’t materialize until months later anyway. He told you there was a high probability Rent-A-Center would not re-sign with L.A. and no-one agreed with him, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

  • J Wilson

    Lebron’s jumper is mediocre, he lacks a perimeter game and has no post moves. His game isn’t that complete.

  • seain

    Learn to speak, your whole comment is trash

  • Kevin

    Gasol played well but Kobe was clearly the best throughout the playoffs and finals. Kobe was carried? Please check the stats https://twitter.com/BestOfNike/status/373993867676098561/photo/1

  • Adam

    Of course he is right… but youre not. Lebron is dominant, not skilled. Let me rephrase, Lebron is the most dominant, but not as skilled as some of the greats that MJ spoke about in that interview. However, He is a superhyperfreak- athlete. He actually might be able to COMPETE in the NFL based only on his athleticism. That being said, he is competing in the NBA during a transitional time where he doesnt have the same competition that MJ did. OK Ok, calm down, the players playing now are awesome. I’m just saying, if you watch the scrimmage video of TEAM USA dividing up into a 5 on 5, old guys vs. young, the way MJ played on that court was unbelievable. He was guarded by Magic and Larry Bird, and dominated. Keep in mind this is similar to when Lebron plays Kobe in that this is the back end of Magic and Bird’s careers. In Fact, Magic was only 9 or so years into his career while Kobe is going into his 18th! Anyways, after the scrimmage MJ jokingly enters the Locker room and Says to Magic and Bird that there is a new Sheriff in town. They looked at each other and agreed. MJ was has athletic as Lebron (although a very different type of athletic) and as skilled as Kobe. He is the Man. The best player of all time. But in a hypothetical 1 on 1 round robin with Lebron, MJ, Kobe, Magic, probably even Oscar Robinson, Jerry west, Larry bird, and any of the real greats. Lebron wouldn’t have a single win. Not to put lebron down, but his value comes with the intangible things in basketball. The fast breaking, the loose balls, the easy alley-oops, the put backs, how strong of a teammate he is, how he demands a defense to help on him whether he is under the basket or behind the arc. he is incredible, no question. The way I see it, there is a player that mastered each decade, and beyond that its too difficult to determine who is the best. You have Lebron mastering the 2010 on, Kobe from the 2000-2010 yeas, Jordan had the 90′s, Magic had the 80′s, Kareem had the 70′s. Beyond that, does it really matter??

  • clyde

    physical post game? he doesnt even have a post game..

  • James Richards

    Robb- Nice follow up! Gained much respect off that.

  • Conor

    There were murmurs of giving Kobe the Finals MVP even if LA lost because of how well he played. Stop it, you imbecile.

  • Conor

    KAJ is the best centre/player in basketball’s history.

  • polo

    kobe= G.O.A.T

  • Truth

    you are the only moron that started those murmurs. Kobe played alright and shot his usual HORRID fg %. the same kobe who shot 6 FOR 24 in game 7 , and dont bring up about the bs about the rebounds because when you shoot that many bricks there is bound to be available rebounds . he should have been DQ from getting mvp off that game alone.

  • Love The Game

    What?? John Stockton gets no love? All time assist leader? Lebron is a small forward, and a better one than Scottie with all due respect. But you gotta put Magic and Stockton at pg if you’re using this formula.

  • Truth

    those are for the whole playoffs, check the finals stats , shaq made kobe’s numbers look average.

  • Gerard Thebestdj Garnett

    Why does everyone leave out Charles Barkley when they mention the greatest powerforward of all time

  • Saalikjazz

    Dr. J??? Wilt Chamberlin, OScar Robertson, Earl Monroe. You can’t forget about the Old School Players. Moses Malone at center as well.

  • B

    Mj need to worry about the Charlotte Hornets, his team sucks. He should teach his players how to beat lebron.

  • Kendric Stewart

    Hakeem was more versatile than any center ever, best post moves ever could shoot block and steal the ball better than any center too

  • Kendric Stewart

    T Mac did deny that he said he said he never played Kobe one on one

  • NAte

    domino effect: a series of similar or related events occurring as a direct and inevitable result of one initial event.

    What Kobe is saying is that the next Generation will learn from the previous one. If they see something that works they will use it. Do you hold it against MJ when he dunks a ball even though he was not the first to do so? Do you hold it against him when he does a fade even though he was not the first to do so. MJ himself said he learned his move from the players that came before him.

  • Garra Haze

    Yo mama trash

  • BBALL

    mediocre? lol he shot 40% from 3 this year. Do you need to go watch game 7 of the finals this year? His jumper is great now. One of the best mid range shooters in the game.

  • jay

    All you new lebron fans needa calm down . lebron only has 2 rings . and for all those people who say Shaw gotem those rings are dumb AF. He got a MVP finals trophy when Shaw was on the team. And lebron proved he couldn’t when by himself

  • jay

    Lebron couldn’t win by himself so he went to mami with d.wade fukin idiots

  • Volan Stilson

    Hey Kendric, you know TMac is a Kobe hater right? His whole career. Anyways, he said they never went to Germany together but look at this beautiful website that has them on the bench together in Germany ;)

    http://ballislife.com/t-mac-says-kobe-is-lying-about-1-on-1-playing-in-germany/

  • Sergio

    So Lenron has 3 seasons as a great defensive player and already is a top 5 two way player ever? Please.

    Also, Lebron is Not a top 5 one on one player. Pleace replace him with Shaq.

    And Bird HAS to be a top 5 most talented player. He could do it all, and do it greatly.

  • Sergio

    Absolutely cosign, especially the half court set. Aside from game 7, Lebron strugged mightly against the Spurs in half court situations.

  • NBA Fan

    And 11 beats 5. Next.

  • Chris Xu

    lol “raped”. good word choice right there

  • robb

    he could even dribble. Hakeem was sick.

  • YourTeamsBooBoo

    Top 10………

    1) Bill Cartwright
    2) Muggsy Bogues
    3) Manute Bol
    4) Vlade Divac
    5) Sean Bradley
    6) Jordan Farmar
    7) Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis
    8) Toni Kukoc
    9) Blake Griffin
    10) Chris Humphries

    …….HAHA

  • Jerry

    Magic and John, Michael and Kobe, Larry and LeBron, Duncan and Malone, Kareem and Wilt. All time should equate to all time records, stats, etc. Look at the record books, check out the names there.

  • Chuck

    Get the hell out kobe had shaq, kobe had gasol, kobe had plenty of help so im not tryna hear that bs. Lebron is the best individual to ever play the game flat out!

  • larry

    Kobe and LB have nothing to worry about it took MJ 7 years to win a championship. He also was put out of the playoffs in 1994. This is a fact no MJ supporters want to talk about. Short season or not he was there.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    But Saalik you have to ask yourself.

    Would Dr. J has the appropriate skillset to compete in today’s leage. As well as as Oscar. The speed of today’s combo guards are too much for the big o to handle.

  • capone

    shut ur mouth u dont watch basketball, kobe won buy him self oh plz, yea having shaq is by him self right, yea bynum and gasol to 7 ft are by ur self right man shut up, if im not mistaken lebron carried that team with help of course every team needs tere players to show up in big moments, go watch tennis

  • Thissiteblows

    ….Lebron has Wade, Allen, Bosh and at least 7 other players that are very productive. In ’09 and ’10, Kobe had Gasol and Odom (and Artest in ’10). And yeah when Kobe won his first three he had Shaq sure. But look at Miami’s current roster, you cannot tell me that Lebron has had less help than Kobe.

  • jun endozo

    carried for three rings? go revisit the lakers threepeat without bias and you will see kobe deserved at least one or two finals mvp’s in those championship runs…

  • shockexchange

    You’ve just outshocked the Shock Exchange.

  • vondoren

    Magic trash talking?! Since when?!
    I’ve watched and listened to Mag ever since he was picked 1st by the Lakers in 1979, and watched most of the games in which he played. He was and is and will be the ultimate
    gentleman in B Ball. Period, end of whiners.

  • Kendric Stewart

    Ok I see but hey we’ll never know if they played or not but as far as the hating part T Mac was recently quoted saying that’s my dude and they both said they were the hardest to defend. Kobe said TRACY was the hardest to defend and T Mac said the same about Kobe so I dont see where the hate comes in at.

  • gogo

    so sad mr. mj bsktball isnt 1on1, it is a team so therefore lebron james wins…

  • Angel sedano

    Correction Kobe had roll players not All-star players like D.Wade or Chris Bosh imagine it Kobe would have teamed up with duncan or another all start player he probably would of had More rings!

  • darksavior

    Alex English,,Rick Barry, Dominique Wilkins,James Worthy,Elgin Baylor,Julius Erving,John Havlicek,Larry Bird i did not put any young dudes on to be fair but i can name like 10 more

    David Thompson !, Bruce Bowen was the best ever on d a, and did you put pippen next to bird lol wake up , mike made scotty

  • kadavour

    win

  • stevy002

    True Lbj more complete then kobe

  • stevy002

    U right I will not put Lebron in front of MJ but kobe yesssss

  • tom

    shaq needed kobe they both needed each other. you cant say it was all shaq

  • tom

    kobe is better than lebron

  • mcash

    he did denied it ge yo lies together

  • ludovico
  • Ludwig

    Driving in on a 1 on one game is a lil’ different from a full court fast break

  • IggI

    Very good explanation….

  • Tang

    You ever hear of Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain or Jerry West?

  • James Puzakal Oldhusband

    mj+kobe vs lebron thats fair even you doubled team lebron he can still score stop dreaming michael jordan you’re being arrogant this is not a great player attitude lessen your insecurities you should respect lebron the he respect you being his mentor.again nobody can guard lebron on 1on1 you can notice that every game he played if you let lebron played 1on1 he will eat you ask paul george lebron is a freak of nature with the size of karl malone and play like chris paul run like usain bolt and pass like magic and kidd

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