Lakers’ Lonzo Ball Picks LeBron James Over Kobe Bryant

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Lakers’ Lonzo Ball Picks LeBron James Over Kobe Bryant


Ever since Michael Jordan said that he ranks Kobe Bryant over LeBron James on his all time greats list at his camp, the debate hasn’t stopped.

Now, Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball was asked for his take on the debate.

Surprisingly, even though he is a Laker, Ball went with LeBron James.


“My favorite player was LeBron growing up. But he does have a point. Championships do mean a lot. But, uhh, it’s tough. I’m a Laker. I want to go with Kobe. But I’ve been saying LeBron for my whole life, so I’ma go with LeBron.”



No doubt, Kobe Bryant is one of the best players we’ve ever seen in this league, and when talking best pure scorers, I’d easily rank him in front of James. But James is a more complete player.


LeBron’s career averages are 27.1 PPG / 7.3 REB / 7.0 AST / 1.6 STL / 0.8 BLK on 50.1% FG / 34.2% 3PT / 74.0% FT

Kobe’s career averages are: 25.0 PPG / 5.2 REB / 4.7 AST / 1.4 STL / 0.5 BLK on 44.7% FG / 32.9% 3PT / 83.7% FT


The only two categories in which Kobe is leading LeBron are rings and free throw percentage. Whenever talking or ranking great players, people overvalue rings. There are 30 teams in the league with 13 active players each, and it still is a team sport. One player can and will never win a championship by himself.

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