Michael Jordan Ranks Kobe Over LeBron: “Five Beats Three” (VIDEO)

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Ask an assortment of NBA fans who the better player is between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James and you’ll get an assortment of answers as to why one if better than the other.

One of those answers involved championship rings, as Michael Jordan placed the Los Angeles Lakers legend ahead of the Cavs star on his personal list when asked about it during his Flight School camp in Santa Barbara, California:

“Would I rank LeBron over Kobe in terms of best of all time? No. There’s something about five that beats three. Now he may be better than that, but Kobe won five championships. LeBron won three.”

In terms of career averages, LeBron’s 27.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 7.0 assists best Kobe’s 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists.

Individual accolades:

LeBron – Four regular-season MVP awards and three NBA Finals MVP awards.

Kobe – One regular-season MVP and two NBA Finals MVP awards.

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