RealGM: USA Today asked nineteen NBA general managers who they thought was better — Kobe Bryant or LeBron James?
Twelve of the GMs picked Bryant, while seven preferred James.
Kobe is the NBA’s reigning MVP, and has three NBA titles to his credit.
“Kobe’s basketball IQ, competitive spirit and skill set make him, unquestionably, the best closer in the game,” former coach and current ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy said. “But James is younger, and nobody outplays him over the first 44 minutes.”