Kobe vs. LeBron: Can Kobe’s Fans Finally Give a Little Credit Where It’s Due?

June 23rd, 2012 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
I've always admired Miami Heat forward LeBron James' talent on the basketball court, but I wouldn't call myself one of James' biggest fans.

My dislike of LeBron has nothing to do with his game and would be considered a very subjective opinion by anyone who heard it. However, there was nothing subjective about James' and the Heat's dizzying journey to the top of the league's hierarchy.

Miami's resounding 4-1 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder finally secured James his first elusive title, and it also cemented his status as the best player in the game right now.

James completed the rare trifecta of winning the league's MVP award, Finals' MVP award and the championship, while posting ridiculous playoff averages of 30.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 50 percent shooting from the field along the way.

None of those numbers changes my opinion about James' arrogance or attitude, but they do give me a newfound respect for what James just accomplished and what he might in the future.

Some fans have yet to give a gracious nod in James' direction, and there will be legions of people who never will. But are Lakers ...

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