What NBA is saying: About Kobe Bryant vs. Lebron James
Commentators, players and coaches weigh in on the Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James debate:
"With the gifts that LeBron has, if he learns to do 80 percent of what Kobe can do he’s going to be the best player in the league. I just can’t put him there yet.” — ESPN the Magazine’s Ric Bucher.
"I just think they both have their moments.” — Sacramento Kings guard Kevin Martin.
"Kobe’s probably the most skilled basketball player on the planet.” — Sacramento Kings center Spencer Hawes.
"Kobe has championships. And until LeBron gets that you got to say Kobe.” — Portland Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan.
"You can tell LeBron eventually is going to be in a class of his own.” — Portland guard Brandon Roy.
"Kobe had the crown, but LeBron should get it now.” — Portland forward LaMarcus Aldridge.
"Kobe Bryant is the best player in the world.” — Thunder coach Scott Brooks.
"Kobe’s more of an assassin. He can take the game over at any time with his ability to score the ball.” — New Orleans Hornets guard Rasual Butler.