LeBron Versus Kobe

Chris Broussard at ESPN.com:

Though LeBron will never score 81 points in a game, he is essentially just as good of a scorer as Kobe is. He’s much more efficient because he shoots a higher field-goal percentage and scores in the flow of the offense. And he doesn’t dominate the ball as much as Kobe and D-Wade.

But he’s, um, not a more efficient scorer. He does shoot a higher percentage (.471 versus .463) but Kobe’s a better free throw shooter and hits more treys, so Kobe’s TS% is better (58 versus 55.2) and his turnover rate is slightly better (9.4 versus 9.2). LeBron’s advantages are better rebounding, and a superior assist rate.