Kobe Bryant Vs. Lebron James

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  • james fan

    Lebron james is the only player to have a total of over 500 points in the playoffs with also 150 rebounds and over 70 assists in a playoff run so obviously he is a clutch player and the best player right now.

  • james fan

    And 1 more thing. i remember when michael jordan was playin for the wizards as a veteran player and he smoked kobe everytime he played him. and kobe will never be better than michael jordan because they had the same coach and mj won 5 in a row. no one will ever do that.

  • Jman

    Fuck Lebron man. Kobe stuffs his dick in Lebron for a living hahahahahahah

  • ZAINE FRANCOIS

    Let’s just pretend shaq wasn’t there right

  • ZAINE FRANCOIS

    Once again, Shaq finds himself overlooked. The guy is a double team magnet, plus the Heat had great three point shooters in 05-06, but everyone thinks that Jordan can take on 1 vs 5, Kobe can take on 1 vs 5. Lebron is tactful, making sure his opponents never forget about the outside threats. Even Phil Jackson wishes Kobe would have played more like Lebron.

  • ZAINE FRANCOIS

    Bill Russel got Eleven, tell Jordan to step his game up.

  • Rafai h

    Kobe is even better then lebron without shaq, because in the 05-06 season, his scoring average was 35 while lebrons was 27 in the same season

  • Rafai h

    I swear if I hear this kobe had shaq bullshit im going to blow my head off, because jordan had pippen and rodman, majic had kareem, larry bird had robert parish, kevin mchale and john havelick. And isah thomas had dennis rodman and joe dumars. And guess who lebron had. D wade, chris bosh, mike bibby, udonis haslem, zadrunius igelskes, mike miller. And you lebron fans whine about kobe having pau gasol.

  • basketball fan

    wow you are retarded….. first of all how are you going to say that since kobe had a bad game in 2010 that he is not clutch because if that is the way you are deciding that someone is clutch than someone has ever right to bring up a pathetic 8 points against the mavs… the cavs were not a d league team in 07 they had a good team mo williams and delante west… lebron is a damn good player no doubt but no one can go to the finals on their own not even mj. when you talk about finals mvps shaw was the best player on the team when he won 3 with kobe and on top of that the majority of the seasons that shaq and kobe played together kobe didn’t event aveage 30 minutes a game. but by lebrons second season he was average 42 minutes a game so there is a reason that shaq was finals mvp every time.

  • http://www.simpixelated.com/ Jordan Kohl

    Kobe is a much better free throw shooter: 83% in his first nine seasons vs Lebron’s 74% (http://bkref.com/tiny/7nJXZ). Both of them shot about 33% from the three. Lebron is a pretty sick dunker. Kobe was good too though, when he still had hops.

  • http://www.simpixelated.com/ Jordan Kohl

    Lebron has to win 4 out of the next 7 seasons just to match Kobe’s total. I’m not saying he can’t do it, but that would be an epic run.

  • http://www.simpixelated.com/ Jordan Kohl

    I think Lebron probably could average 35+ ppg if he wanted to, but it’s just not in his nature. He wants everyone to like him, so he’d rather pass the ball more. Kobe on the other hand, doesn’t care and will do whatever he thinks he needs to to win.

  • http://www.simpixelated.com/ Jordan Kohl

    “Guys have voices now, want to build brands,” Bryant said. “I don’t identify with it, but I understand where it’s going, why it’s going there. That’s not for me. I focus on one thing and one thing only – that’s trying to win as many championships as I can.” (http://yhoo.it/eERaIM)

  • http://www.simpixelated.com/ Jordan Kohl

    You don’t know what you’re talking about. This is not a knock on MJ because he was 38+, but Kobe destroyed Jordan. They only played each other 4 times while MJ was in WAS:
    KB: 23 vs MJ: 22 (LAL won)
    KB: 14 vs MJ: 2 (LAL won)
    KB: 27 vs MJ: 25 (WAS won)
    KB: 55 vs MJ: 23 (LAL won)
    http://bkref.com/tiny/dIffK

    Also, the Bulls only won 3 in a row, but they did it twice. Lakers with Kobe won 3 straight and 2 straight, so that’s pretty close.

  • http://www.simpixelated.com/ Jordan Kohl

    That’s pretty amazing for sure, but Kobe came close in 2009 when he scored 695 points, 123 rebounds, and 126 assists. Kobe has however totaled over 500 points in the playoffs 5 times, while Lebron has only done that twice.
    http://bkref.com/tiny/6MuiZ

  • http://www.simpixelated.com/ Jordan Kohl

    Kobe has 1 regular season MVP, 4 All Star game MVPs, and 2 finals MVPs, so I don’t think MVP trophies prove anything one way or the other.

  • http://www.simpixelated.com/ Jordan Kohl

    Lebron actually averages more turnovers: http://bkref.com/tiny/1eSb6

    True, Kobe did have a terrible shooting night in game 7 of the 2010 finals, but so did everyone on the Lakers (33% for the team). But he did get to the line to score 11 points off free throws and got 15 rebounds.

    If you take away Kobe’s 3 championships with Shaq, he still has one more than Lebron.

  • http://www.simpixelated.com/ Jordan Kohl

    You’re dead on about the playing time. Over their career, Kobe has averaged 25ppg per 36 minutes to Lebron’s 24.9. But, obviously, Lebron still has more assists and rebounds. (http://bkref.com/tiny/Yw7g4)

  • kb24

    Kobe is better than Lebron period.

  • swoosh5@comcast.net

    your fucking stupid lebron is a way better defender learn your shit bitch

  • swoosh5@comcast.net

    people use that too much watch the games he is clutch

  • swoosh5@comcast.net

    whatcha gotta say now motherfucker finals MVP THE KING

  • http://www.simpixelated.com/ Jordan Kohl

    You should learn the difference between your and you’re.

  • I actually know basketball

    First of all Big Z and bibby aren’t even on the heat anymore, and 2nd how dare you put bibby, big z, miller in the ranks of mchale, the chief, Kareem, and shaq. Also you actually have know basketball to know that John Havlicek played with Bill Russel. Serious u Kobe fans are the same. Hell I think Ben gordon could win 3 rings with the talent that had practically handed over to Kobe, but when Lebron joins Wade and Bosh it must equal hell. Screw the original big 3 or show time or the 90′s bull but when lebron does it it’s piss.

  • Watch the game!

    Dude you must be a really cocky prick if you think you can take on any NBA player period. Needless to say Lebron has had less help before going to Miami, while everything has been handed to Kobe. Arguably the best coach in the history of the game, one of the most dominant big man, while he was in his prime, and players who had confidence in their abilities. But no tell me who did lebron have I’m dying to hear your excuse

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.miguel.14 George Miguel

    when KOBE took the REIGN to be the SCORER in LA in 2001 to 2012, LA lost badly EIGHT TIMES in a SPAN of TWELVE YEARS. LOOK at the RECORDS PALS! in 2003 they lost BADLY to the SPURS in the PLY OFFS. in 2004, LA LAKERS lost BADLY again against with the DETROIT PISTONS while LA is STOCKED with 4 HALL OF FAMERS! in 2005, with LAMAR ODOM and CAROM BUTLER, what is the REASON they were not ABLE to enter PLAY OFFS? in 2006, KOBE shot 81 POINTS against the TORONTO RAPTORS yet in GAME SEVEN againts the PHOENIX SUNS, KOBE the BALL HOG CHOKED. in 2007, at least KOBE won ONE? or ELSE the PREDICTION of a SWEPT by AMARE STODEMIRE was FULFILLED. in 2008, IN GAME SEVEN against the BIG 3 of BOSTON CELTICS, KOBE BRYANT was DRUBBED with 39 POINTS LOSS! then, in 2011, with a PLAYERS sorrounding HIM with a 91 MILLION SALARY in the PERSONS of PAU GASUL, BYNUM, ODOM, and ARTEST? KOBE was DRUBBED again with a 36 POINTS LOSS to the DALLAS MAVERICKS. LA is the DEFENDING CHAMP with PHIL JACKSON as the COACH. then, in 2012, against the OCKLAHOMA THUNDER, BRYANT had SHOWN us again his BRILLIANCE with SHOOTING 2 out of 18 in the 3 POINTS CATEGORY and a BELOW 45 PERCENT FIELD GOAL in 2 points SHOOTING! yet, with all of THESE SHITS RECORDS? you PUT his NAME ALONG SIDE with MICHAEL and LEBRON? you must be a BUNCH of SHITS LA FANS, OKAY!

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.miguel.14 George Miguel

    and KINDLY LA FANS, particularly BLIND and DUMB FANS of KOBE the BALL HOG! if you give OUR CHILDREN some ONE to EMULATE as a BASKETBALL PLAYER? can you GIVE us SOME ONE who is WORTHY of RESPET and ADORATION. some ONE who has DIGNITY and ALL AROUND SKILLS so our CHILDREN will get SOMETHING WORTH WHILE in RETURN. MICHAEL, BIRD, and MAGIC are some FEW GOOD NAMES to MENTION. but PLEASE don’t ever, EVER, MENTION kobe to the DISCUSSION. because CAN you TELL to your BELOVED SON that in ORDER to EXCELL in BASKET BALL, you HAVE TO KICK OUT your TEAM MATE in ORDER to HOG the LIME LIGHT? MAGIC JOHN SON won 5 TITLES and 3 NBA FINALS MVP with the LAKERS! but he NEVER, NEVER, NEVER asked the LA MANAGEMENT to TRADE or KICK ABDUL JABBAR! so, KOBE FANS learn from this GOOD EXAMPLE, OKAY?

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.miguel.14 George Miguel

    and for your INFORMATIONS, kobe DIE HARD FANS! the MORE you RESEARCH in the INTERNET of INFORMATIONS concerning KOBE BRYANT? the MORE you are GOING not to be CONVINCED that he (KOBE BRYANT) is indedd not in the LEAGUE of MICHAEL, BIRD, MAGIC and LEBRON as WELL! because LOOK at this? KOBE is indeed SHOWN to us SPECTACULAR AMAZING PLAYS in the SEASON 2006 and 2007? but in WELFARE of LA LAKERS TEAM, what they GOT, NOTHING! a DRUBBING from the PHOENIX SUNS, MIND YOU? and EVEN in INDIVIDUAL RECOGNITION and AWARDS? KOBE got NOTHING too! LEBRON is MUCH BETTER bec at least in that YEAR 2006 where KOBE DID a LOT of SCORINGS? LEBRON had ABLE to BRING CLEVELAND in the SECOND ROUND against the POWER HOUSE PISTONS that is WHY the LEAGUE awarded him to be the RUNNER UP MVP to STEVE NASH. and then, while in 2007 KOBE continued of his SCORING RAMPAGE, the LA LAKERS is DRUBBED again by the PHOENIX SUNS in the PLAY OFFS. while LEBRON had SHWON us the BEST PLAY OFF PERFORMANCE of the LAST DECADE against the DETROIT PISTONS in GAME SEVEN in the CONFERENCE FINALS! and BROUGHT that DILAPIDATED CLEVELAND TEAM to the NBA FINALS! so, may i ASK YOU KOBE DIE HARD FANS? when was the YEAR that you IDOL had SHOWN us the “EVER ALWAYS AMAZING PLAY OFFS that you always EVER TOLD?” to SEE is to BELIEVE so YOU HAVE TO GIVE us or ELSE we consider you a LIAR, OKAY?

  • LeBronIsTheBest

    LeBron James made his team to say he had it easy with some scrubs make you sound ignorant if you look at Kobe has always had a team to win a NBA Title with so when Lebron find a team its a problem .. LeBron James is the best player hands down. When Kobe bulids a team from the ground up then he will be considered a great player. I bet if you take every good player away from the Lakers Kobe will be fucking horrible.

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.miguel.14 George Miguel

    these dam asshole that kobe SAID, is beter than LEBRON are indeed MORON and has no DEEP KONWLEGE in BASKET BALL. the TITILE of the ARTICLE is FIRST 9 YEARS in the LEAGUE. look at t heir ACHEIVEMENTS now. KOBE got ONLY one ALL STAR MVP and 3 TITLES with SHAQ as the MAIN MAN or MVP in the FINALS. then, NOTHING? look at LEBRON or COMPARE now? LEBRON has 2 ALL STAR MVP, ONE FINALS MVP, 3 REGULAR SEASON MVP. then a CHAMPIONSHIP RING with the FINALS MVP. ONE SCORING TITLE. and LOOK at the STATS and STANDING in the MVP RACE through the YEARS. same as well as the PER or EFFICIENCY RATING. where is your KOBE, KOBE, then? sometimes before you TALK. research thoroughly okay? we are TALKING FACTS here not LIES, okay! then, you KOBE FANS are always SAYING that KOBE is SKILLED and CLUTCH PLAYER than LEBRON? so, where is KOBE then in the LA PISTONS FINALS? the GAME SEVEN LOSS of 39 POINTS deficit to CELTICS in 2008 FINALS? kobe CAN SHOOT i REGULAR SEASON of 81 POINTS, but in the CELTICS LA GAME SEVEN 2008 he just only NEEDS 41 POINTS to AVOID emb arrassment? where is he then? same thing with the 2011 game with the MAVS? 36 points loss again, yet LA is the DEFENDING CHAMPION. you MUST be CRAZY GUYS, okay! the ARTICLE is 9 YEARS, okay? so dont CONFUSE the READERS, mind you!

  • Derpy fuckers

    It’s unbelievable how incredibly stupid some of the comments in this comment section have been. I mean wow. First off to any of the morons who said that Lebron lacks leadership, he lead a team were Drew Gooden was the second best player on the team to the NBA finals. How he lacks leadership is something I’ll never be able to figure out, but clearly you don’t watch basketball. Lebron is always the one controlling the floor, always the one running the plays, and you fucking idiots seriously want to say he lacks leadership? Just wow.

    The Rings sure as hell don’t apply in this situation, since Kobe did in fact win his under different circumstances, such as a much better team and a much better coach.

    Lebron has 3 MVP award and he’s only 27. Kobe didn’t even have one at that age. That alone should say something. But of course morons here don’t stop to think about that.

    Now what I really want to talk about is the morons who say Kobe is the better overall player. No. He isn’t. MJ wasn’t even a better overall player than Lebron is (keep in mind there’s a huge difference between overall, in terms of being able to do it all, and literally being the best player to ever live. It’s a lot easier to build a team around Lebron than it is Jordan, Lebron is without a doubt one of the best players to ever build a team around). Kobe’s scoring ability was and still is incredible, and who ever said he doesn’t play defense, you’re a idiot, Kobe always was and still is an incredible defender. But so is Lebron. And right now he’s taken it to a whole new level, to the point where he’s better than Kobe on defense. Even with Pau Gasol and Bynum, Lebron is still a better rebounder, so to those of you who are trying to argue that Kobe’s a better rebounder, just stop, you’re fucking idiots. Lebron’s miles above Kobe when it comes to getting his teammates involved, and overall Lebron has a much bigger impact on the floor.

    And to those who say he isn’t clutch, again, you’re fucking morons. Go back and watch game 5 against the Pistons in 2007, and try to tell me Lebron isn’t clutch. Or the game 6 he had against Boston this year. Come on now. He’s clearly a very clutch player.

    There is absolutely no question that Lebron is the better player at the moment, and has been since 2009 when he became an incredible defender. Anyone who denies it is either a biased Lebron hater, a Kobe dick sucker, or just doesn’t know a single thing at all about the game of basketball, or Kobe and Lebron for that matter. End of story.

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.miguel.14 George Miguel

    to those who said that kobe bryant is way ahead of lebron in their first 9 years in the league, are all dumb ignorant and dumb fool! and it seems not knowlegeable of NBA facts and figures! and i can prove it! just look at the first 9 years of bryant and then, you will see the RIGHT ANSWER, okay! bryant’s accomplishments in his first 9 years in the league are the followings: he has been in the finals 4 times and declared NBA champion 3 times, but the finals MVP is shaquille oneal in all those championships runs. then, one time ALL STAR MVP. and some selections in the MYTCHICAL FIVE after year 2000′s and in the FIRST FIVE DEVFENSIVE too, okay! but after that, NO MORE! i repeat, no more phenomenal accomplishements, okay! bec this is what happened in the year 1997 to 2005! the first 9 years of kobe in the league, okay! because as the title of article suggestted to that COMPARING them in their first 9 years, okay!

    then, look at now to lebron james! here are some of his greatest accomplishments! as of right now! he is the second greatest player to have that HIGHEST PLAYER EFFICIENCY RATING behind jordan. the only player to be a regular season MVP, FINALS MVP, OLYMPIC MVP behind jordan eversince 1992. 3X REGULAR SEASON MVP, 2X ALL STAR MVP, and a FINAL MVP. then, a perennial TOP 5 REGULAR SEASON MVP CANDIDATES for the last seven seasons. and with regards to selection in the MYTHICAL FIVE and DEFENSIVE PLAYERS, kobe eats the dust, okay! and one more thing which kobe paled in comparisons is the BEST PLAY OFF PERFORMANCE AWARDS. in the first 9 years of lebron, in the TOP 25 PLAY OFF PERFORMANCES for the last 34 years, he has already contirbuted 3 of those and one of his exploits is one of the best behind MAGIC and JORDAN. and one more thing which lebron makes higher than kobe is, lebron is already 2X OLYMPIC CHAMPION. how about KOBE? always remember! the ISSUE is first years, okay!

    so, who ever says that KOBE is better than LEB RON in their first 9 years is a DUMB ASS and DUMB IDIOT who doesnt know what he is talking, okay! show FACTS and FIGURES so we can believe you, okay! as i say again, the TITLE of the article is COMPARING them in first 9 years and not in their career, okay! and always REMEMBER that, and not to be arrogant in talking nonsense, okay!

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.miguel.14 George Miguel

    bro, the title of article is first 9 years and not their entire career! so you must be ignorant and know s nothing, okay!

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.miguel.14 George Miguel

    because if you talk about 81 points and 5 rings! then, you have to wait first that they gonna both retire so your words would be relevant and logical, okay! seems you knows nothing!

  • Derekdwaine

    Kobe is at his last wits these next couple years, Kobe has five titles, lebrons on his way to a couple more, and how many Mvps Kobe have? 1 Lebron? 3 Kobe: PPG:25.5 REB:5.2 AST:4.6 STL:1.4 BLK:0.5
    Lebron:PTS:27.6 REB:7.2 AST:6.9 STL:1.7 BLK:0.8, now numbers never lie and the only number lebrons missin is those rings he’s going to acquire over the years, I’m not at all a Miami heat fan phx suns all day much love for the home squad, Lebrons the youngest player in nba history to reach 20,000 points and tell me if you’ve ever seen another dude that big and that fast and athletic in the nba..let the debate begin

  • Joe

    Lebron is better obviously he has proven he is the best player in the game hands down. I grew up watching jordan and kobe play. Im a sixers fan hands down and think iverson is 2nd to jordan lol just because im from philly. But anyway..lebron was a leader and had a hreat basketbll iq coming out of high school much wiser than kobe much more unselfish than he was. Why do you think shaq was finals mvp the first 3 times! Of coarse kobe scored 81 he had nobody! Kobe is the greatest scorer ever but lebron is the greatest all-around player can play every position and makes his teamates better. Put lebron on the lakers now instead of kobe tell me theyre not dangerous!!!!?

  • Tabe

    him knowing exactly what to do before he got on the court is called coaching… accredit that to phil jackson.
    for lebron to do what he did with what he had is incredible. kobe isnt taking the cavs with mike brown to the finals or even the playoffs he cant even take the lakers to the playoffs.

  • TRUTH

    Exatly Kobe came in with good players and won championships becuase of it. Now he can’t even make the playoffs. MJ would never miss the playoffs and neither would LBJ even on team of nobodies. Kobe mad cause he didnt even get to retire yet and someone is already beating his legacy to pieces lol

  • TRUTH

    Wade was a bust last playoffs then won because LBJ didnt have a single bad game.

  • Lebronistrashkobeftw

    If you say lebrons better, you’re retarted, LEBRON HIMSELF SAID KOBE WAS BETTER. It was on 60 minutes