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What NBA is saying: About Kobe Bryant vs. Lebron James

Oklahoman Modified: February 24, 2009 at 4:41 am •  Published: February 24, 2009
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.

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