MSG Showdown: LeBron wins

February 6, 2009 at 5:05 am 2 comments

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As sick as I am of the Kobe Bryant – LeBron James comparisons, I’m going to take part in the small argument that has plagued the sport world in recent days.

Kobe’s record-setting 61-point performance at Madison Square Garden the other night was phenomenal, and then some. But make no mistake about it, LeBron James’ outing at the Garden was better.

LeBron scored 52 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and dished out 11 dimes…the second-highest scoring triple-double in history (only behind Wilt the Stilt). But we must also remember, MSG is NOT what it used to be and the Knicks play absolutely NO defense with D’Antoni at the helm (or for the past eight years with any coach). With that being said, Kobe and LeBron’s performances would be better gauged for judgement had their teams played a team like Boston.

The comparison of Kobe and LeBron is almost like comparing apples to oranges, they are both completely different players. Kobe is an assassin, the best SCORER in the NBA today. LeBron is more of a distributor, the best PLAYER in the NBA today. If there’s three seconds left in the game and we’re down by two, I want the ball in Kobe’s hands. If I am a general manager with the opportunity to bring in ANY player I please, it would be LeBron.

LeBron James’ triple-doubles will win the NBA Finals. Kobe Bryant’s 61 points will win the Western Conference.

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  • 1. Jeremy  |  February 6, 2009 at 5:43 am

    I agree that Lebron’s performance was better. Good blog and i think King James does not get enough respect. Lebron hit game winner earlier this year and yet he is willing to pass to a open teamate for the shot.

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