Kobe Bryant or LeBron James? Which MVP Award Would You Rather Have?

June 19th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The fact that Kobe Bryant won his fifth NBA championship doesn't mean he is a better individual player than LeBron James, but his second consecutive Finals' MVP award does raise some interesting points in the debate.

James also captured his second consecutive MVP award during the regular season, but his Cleveland Cavaliers' flame-out in the Eastern Conference Semi-finals shifted the tone of the debate.

There were some who inevitably clung to the same excuses of James' supporting cast as the reason for his team's failures, but that arguement fails to hold weight in the wake of two seasons as the league's top team.

The Cavaliers' failures were James' as well, and Bryant's success on the game's greatest stage continues to be the achievement which seperates the two in stature.

I say stature because everything about James and Bryant is different right down to the position they play, and any direct comparison is silly because none of their skills are similar.

In order to form any comparison you have to first have common points of interest, and the only ones you can find between Bryant and James is their success in the postseason ...

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