I wanted to add to that Both Danny Ferry and Mitch Kupchak have done a tremendous job making sure both of their teams were able to contend for their respective divisons and built around their star players. If what you're noticing is the bar that's been raised by each individual team mate of the Cavs and the Lakers in terms of play along with the facets that come along with Kobe or Lebron's game you have to definitely give it to Kobe. Lebron's defnitely not playing with scrubs and has to do more offensively and defensively because his teammates aren't able to in order to win a game. Kobe has a very insignificant difference to Lebron's numbers because his team mates make up for it. MVP? Kobe. Better all around player because his effectiveness reaches his teammates? Kobe.
If you're looking at highlights and numbers on NBA TV 'Bron would be an easy choice but with all due respect if your team's down 1 with a second left and you could give the last shot in any situation to the cavs and bron or to the lakers and Kobe, who would you give it to? There's alot of great players and I'm not taking anything away from Lebron. He's an amazing player- but Kobe played with greats and is the "80's baby" of how far this league has come since Lebron entered the game. If Lebron had Kobe's history then your post would make sense but the way I see it, you can't be the king if you've never had the throne.
you know you do have some good points ,how can the NBA regard lebron james has a king and he has never won a championship ring.....but then again how can Kobe be great when he never won a ring without Shaq as yet .
i am not really talking about accomplishments as much as talent. WHICH is offensive moves,defense,team play,and bball iq. because if you talk about rings and awards and accomplishment so many good nba players can come to my mind of who had talent but not a team to win. like if you compared the houston rocket great Akeem Olajawon with tim duncan . many discussion have been made on them of who was better and the accomplishments they had .
has for last minute shots i would rather Robert horry taking a shot than kobe any day . so that does not count either.
and it depends too because if it is a play to the basket i would want lebron.
has for talent again ...............the tread say it all lebron is quickly dethroning Kobe. but in my opinion he has this year!!!!!!!