5-on-5 looks at Kobe, LeBron, and the lockout

September, 21, 2011
9/21/11
5:37
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Kamenetzky By Brian Kamenetzky
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Andy and I participated in today's 5-on-5 feature at ESPN.com's NBA page, focusing on Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, two guys looking to make a point this year. Kobe that rumors of his decline -- and by extension his team's -- are exaggerated, while LeBron hopes to restore some of the credibility lost with his fourth-quarter letdowns in the Finals. Per the 5-on-5 formula, we (along with Tom Haberstroh and Michael Wallace of the Heat Index, and John Hollinger) addressed the following quintet of questions:
  1. Kobe or LeBron: Who would lose more from a canceled season?
  2. Kobe or LeBron: Who would gain more from a shortened season?
  3. Kobe or LeBron: Who means more to his team next season?
  4. Kobe or LeBron: Who has the better shot at being 2012 Finals MVP?
  5. Kobe or LeBron: Who should finish higher in #NBArank?
Here's how we answered. How would you respond? Feel free to do so in the comments section below...

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Kobe Bryant
PTS AST STL MIN
22.3 5.6 1.3 34.5
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Hill 8.0
AssistsK. Bryant 5.6
StealsR. Price 1.6
BlocksE. Davis 1.3