Jerry West Says Lebron James Has Passed Kobe Bryant As A Player

By: 05.19.09  •  109 Comments

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Michael Jordan was the best defensive player in the league but he was also the best offensive player,” said West. “It wasn’t a one-year fluke, he proved it over time.”LeBron James will do the same type of things because he’s getting better. He’s a much more effective shooter. “But even though it’s hard for me to be objective, because I brought Kobe to Los Angeles, I do think LeBron has surpassed Kobe as a player.”

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