20 May 2009
| Bill Simmons: (12:40 PM ET )
To me, there's no debate. LeBron is the best basketball player alive in affects games in every conceivable way. Kobe had a fantastic career but cannot get it done EVERY night anymore and needs a ton of help from refs to get his points
. He's a jumpshooter at this stage of his career, and if he's not scoring, he can't really affect games ... LeBron can dominate a game even if he only takes 10 shots.