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The LeBron v. Kobe Debate

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To all the loyal Kobe supporters / LAist readers who commented on the Top Ten Reasons LeBron is better than Kobe:

First of all, I'm impressed that 25 people care enough about Kobe Bryant to bother defending him. I love that several of the comments were longer than the original post.

I should also say that LeBron did disappoint last night, and it's true Kobe won a ring in his first trip to the Finals, but that was on Shaq's back, and we all know that Kobe will never win an NBA title without the Diesel.

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Some of you made valid points, but a lot of the those were on questions of taste (the nickname, the "Witness" marketing campaign, hair and baby names), so we can agree to disagree on those. You may think the "We Are All Witnesses" is lame. I might want to buy a "Witness" shirt. Let's not judge.

Speaking of which, I was pretty surprised that anybody defended Bryant on the rape charges. Whether or not I think he did it, I would not stand up for a guy charged with rape, who admitted cheating on his wife anyway.

It's pretty unfair at this point to compare the careers of Bryant and James, because Kobe has six more years in the league. In six years will LeBron's career outshine Kobe's? I'm betting yes.