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Greatest NBA player ever: LeBron James or Kobe Bryant?

The NBA is back and this year's batch of players look to become legends of the game. While many athletes say they are the best players to come through the league, few players truly reach such heights. That's why we want to know who you think is the G.O.A.T. In this matchup, we have LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. James may be the most athletic player ever. But Bryant impacted the league with his tireless work ethic. Who is the 🐐? 🏀

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Stars fade but legends live forever. While there have been NBA players who have performed well in the league, there are few superstars who truly defined the game with their style, unequaled work ethic, and unstoppable skills. The Tylt knows you have your favorite players, but we want to know who you think is the greatest player ever. Don't forget to vote on the other debate in this bracket!

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#TeamLeBron

There have been many athletes who have played NBA basketball, but no one may be more athletically gifted than the kid from Akron.

James is built like a power forward, moves like a shooting guard and has the court vision of a point guard. When you see LeBron James barrelling down on the break, he's either going to find the open man, go around you or go through you. When it comes to basketball IQ, no one compares to the King.

He has the highest career Value Over Replacement Player in NBA history, according to Basketball Reference, and there is no other player that comes close to what he brings to a team.

#TeamKobe

While Michael Jordan may be known for psychotic competitiveness, the Black Mamba may have him beat. No player maximized his ability to dissect the opposition on the court like Bryant, who would break down tape, try new recovery techniques, and continually add to his already unguardable game.

If an opponent had a counter for him, Bryant would already have an answer through tireless hours of practice. At the time of his retirement, he had the third-most career points in league history. There was no other player who could match his work ethic or intensity.

FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Greatest NBA player ever: LeBron James or Kobe Bryant?
#TeamLeBron
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamKobe