prime kobe v.s. prime LeBron

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  1. catch22

    catch22 Member

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    come on.. it's off season...

    WHO IS BETTER? prime kobe or prime LeBron? i think right now, Lebron is close to his prime skill wise
     
  2. Jeff Who

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    People would say Bron but I'd take Kobe and his killer instinct
     
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  3. Ziggy

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    Prime Kobe, a delicacy no doubt, was only a side dish to the main course - Shaq sirloin. Prime Lebron comes with a side of Wade and Bosh salad. I'll take Shaq/Kobe.
     
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    Lebron is not in his prime. I would take Lebron over Kobe at what he is now.

    No denying Kobe is good. I think Lebron could have done the same with the support the Lakers give.
     
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    Kobe should play with the Cavs team and we shall see :)
     
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    He did for 3 years. First round exits 2 years, and no playoffs one year.
     
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  7. nyu3

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    The answer is prime Jordan.
     
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    This isn't even an argument.

    LeBron's best seasons are light years ahead of anything Kobe has done statistically.

    The only thing Kobe can argue on Lebron - *now* - is longevity.
     
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    Dude there was a thread about this and it was like 20 pages long, not gonna do all this again...my pick is Kobe.
     
  12. CantBeRight

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    Easily LeBron. No one can impact a game like him today.
     
  14. Severe Rockets Fan

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    Once Lebron reaches his prime we could more accurately debate. Statwise Lebron is better, easily. You could say Kobe is a better end-game finisher, but a lot of people forget him quitting on his team and just passing the ball around to prove a point, much like lebron has done...kobe takes a lot of end game shots but he's missed a ton too...which people forget. I take lebron b/c he's already a better player than Kobe-prime and he isn't even in his prime yet.
     
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    How can anyone say LeBron has not reached his prime yet? He's smack dab in the middle of it.
     
  16. catch22

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    skill wise i cannot imagine LBJ can improve that much anymore
     
  17. plutoblue11

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    Prime Kobe might be a tad bit more flashier, polished, and clutch, but I honestly think a Prime LeBron makes maximizes the potential of a team. LeBron fits more into a Magic or Bird category, which is why his teams usually win alot of games and are competitive for a couple playoff series.

    Could you imagine teaming Lebron up with Shaq, Van Excel, Campbell, and Jones or even Shaq and Glenn Rice?

    daq
     
  18. plutoblue11

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    Shooting ability...
     
  19. BigM

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    Yeah I don't get that either, he didn't come from a 4 year program, he came straight out of high school. This is his prime.

    I'd choose Kobe.
     
  20. mazinger

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    easy, Prime time T-mac
     
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