In Kobe’s hometown of Philadelphia, LeBron honored Kobe with specially designed shoes by Brad Botkin Jan 25, 2020 at 10:27 pm ET • 2 min read LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are two of the greatest basketball players to ever live. This has to be said up front, because too often in these historic conversations, the way we go about “proving” the superiority of one all-timer is by disparaging the other. We’re not going to do that here. No ridiculous talk about LeBron being 3-5 in Finals appearances or Kobe being an “inefficient” player by some laughable new-age measurements that only serve to invalidate themselves by reaching such conclusions. Kobe was a monster. The closest thing we’ve ever seen, and probably ever will see, to Michael Jordan. A bloodthirsty scorer and a maniacal, rip-your-figurative-throat-out competitor. LeBron, in the words of Clippers coach Doc Rivers, is “closer to Magic [Johnson] than anyone else has been” — a stylistic nod to James’ traditionally pass-first approach as an effective 6-foot-8 point guard. Which makes it all the more impressive that LeBron passed Kobe for third place on the all-time scoring list on Wednesday night, and it couldn’t have happened in more poetic fashion: with LeBron wearing… Read full this story
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