If You Were The G.M. Who Would You Pick: Lebron James or Kobe Bryant?

July 21st, 2010 by Will Leivenberg Leave a reply »
Imagine that at this very moment you are not only a general manager with the chance to start your own NBA basketball team, but that both Lebron James and Kobe Bryant want to play for you.

Conundrum: You can only choose one.

So, who's it going to be?

This is probably a question you've encountered before, whether in a bar, in your living room, or in the arena watching in awe as both players dominate their opponents. 

But is this a tricky question or one that is all too simple?

Some will assume that choosing Lebron over Kobe is a no-brainer because of the age factor: Kobe is 31 and Lebron is 25.

But while Lebron's youth may benefit your team for years to come, couldn't you also argue that Kobe's plethora of experience, five NBA Championships ,among other things, will be just as valuable, if not more?

What about versatility?

Bryant can turn on his fade-away jumper just as easily as he can become a small-forward and demoralize anyone willing to defend him in the post.

Similarly, since Lebron has improved his outside shooting game over the last couple seasons, his pull-up jum ...

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