Sorry LeBron: You Have the Crown, But Kobe Has the Throne

December 25th, 2009 by Nate Smith Leave a reply »
The debate that is infiltrating barbershops, classrooms, and water coolers all over America is who's better, Kobe or LeBron?

Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like they were poised for greatness behind the spectacular play of their superstar, LeBron James. To the naked eye it seemed as if the Los Angeles Lakers, led by legend Kobe Bryant, were just a bit stronger and just a bit hungrier. The stats, however, were clear. The Cavs were the best team in the league last season, and it wasn't even close.

Stats are the perfect backdrop for this debate because to just about anyone who watches basketball, it is clear that Kobe Bryant is the better player. Kobe has more moves than LeBron. He can counter any defense. He's got the post game. He's got the outside game. He's got the midrange game.

There's literally no situation on the court that you can put him in and be confident that you can stop him. But then at the end of games, the box scores and the advanced statistics say that LeBron is a more productive player.

Doth my eyes deceive me?

Let's just say that the statistically dominant Cleveland Cavaliers got bounced in ...

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