The fact that Lebron detractors are using his 07 finals run as an asset to their argument is laughable. That team didn't even deserve to get to the Conference semi-finals, yet alone the finals.
Honestly, as a Wizards fan with no connection to either Kobe or Lebron, I just don't see how anyone could say prime Kobe is better than prime Lebron. What could Kobe do better than Lebron? Shoot the ball from 20 ft out? Yeah, i'll give him that. Free throw shooting? Yeah, i'll give him that as well. On ball defense? Debatable. Every thing else (playmaking ability, rebounding, post defense, driving, field goal percentage, efficiency) goes to LBJ. Hell, Kobe's clutch gene that everyone boasts about often times hinders the Lakers more so than helps. Just look at this piece by Henry Abbott. http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/pos...in-crunch-time
I wonder, if Shaq didn't will Kobe to three rings, what would his legacy be? What if Kobe was drafted to a perennial bottom-feeder team like Lebron was?
And before I get heat from Kobe fans, I by no means dislike Kobe. I just don't see how anyone could consider prime Kobe a better all-around basketball
player than prime Lebron.