Kobe Bryant is still better than LeBron James. Here’s why

LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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Kobe Bryant  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /


What really sets a great player apart is the amount of accolades they accumulate throughout their career.

In terms of MVPs, LeBron definitely has the advantage over Kobe, as he’s won MVP four times to Kobe’s one.

At the end of the day, it’s about championships. It’s about winning. Why are players even competing in the first place? TO WIN.

This is not to say that an entire argument should be based just off of championships. But the fact that Kobe has won five championships, even dealing with adversity along the way, says a lot.

In my eyes, I don’t care about someone’s stat line if they don’t win. Why should we sit here and brag about a stat-line if they didn’t win?

A reason why people consider Jordan to be the greatest player of all-time is because of the fact that he went to NBA Finals six times, and won every time. He set a standard.

Another award that Kobe has the edge over LeBron in is All-Defensive Teams. Did you know that Kobe has the most selections for the All-Defensive First Team by having 9?

Defense is a huge deal when comparing players. There’s a reason why James Harden isn’t considered as one of the greats just yet. He lack of effort on the defensive end.

LeBron in his prime played some fantastic defense, but something he didn’t do was play consistent defense throughout the entirety of the game.

As LeBron has been getting older, his defensive commitment has lessened every year. It took all the way up to this year for LeBron to put in more effort on the defensive end once again, and we can give a lot of credit to Coach Frank Vogel for making it happen by preaching defense.

Regardless of age, Kobe’s been committed on the defensive end. He will guard the best player on the opponent’s team regardless of how tired he is or how old he is. He wants the challenge.