Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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Phenomenon™ Sports MGMT asks who is Mr. Phenomenon™ Lebron James or Kobe Bryant? Who is the NBA's best all around player for the 2009 season?
LeBron James and Kobe Bryant have a lot alike. Both are obviously phenomenal basketball players with all the talent and athletic ability in the world. Both can play any position from point guard all the way to small forward and maybe even power forward if it were necessary (and LeBron is so strong he might even be able to pull a Magic Johnson and play a game at center).
And both stirred up enormous hype at an early age and then went on to completely justify it with their performances.
But as of right now, which player is better? LeBron James is the younger of the two by far but he has done more at his young age than Kobe Bryant did, especially considering he doesn't have Shaquille O'Neal at his side like Kobe did. LeBron James basically single-handedly beat a Detroit Pistons team that has been on top of the east for a good four years with a monumental performance in game 5 of that series.
Kobe Bryant on the other hand has three championship rings. While many feel that Shaq had the biggest hand in those 3 titles, no one can argue that the Lakers would have been able to do it without Kobe. Kobe was the closer on those teams: the guy who took over in the clutch and scored most of the game-tying and game-winning baskets with everything on the line. In those situations, other teams took Shaq away by fouling him and putting him on the line in the clutch so the Lakers had no choice but to go to Kobe, and Kobe delivered just about every time.
Now that both players have their own teams with no other superstars on them, we might get a more accurate measurement.
LeBron's Cavaliers have had a bit of a slump but are still in good shape in the East as they try and find their health and their rhythm. Meanwhile the Lakers are holding ground in an extremely tough Western Conference and Kobe is doing all he can to keep them in the race with a not-so-great supporting cast.
As far as their strengths (and weaknesses, although there are very few), the two have somewhat different games.
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