2006 Kobe was the single most potent offensive player I've ever seen. He was also a very, very good defender, but he made his money by putting up 40 and 50 points regularly.
LeBron knows how to stuff a stat sheet, he knows how to dunk a ball, he's developed a better offensive game, and he's become one of, if not the, the premier perimeter defenders in the league.
But at this point, I'd have a hard time picking anyone against 2006 Kobe Bryant. If you take out 2006 Kobe Bryant and put him on any team ever, he'll have at least the same success, if not far greater success. Meaning his team was so bad in 2006, the fact that he put up those numbers was largely in SPITE of his counter parts and not the other way around. If you insert 2006 Kobe into Miami in 2013, they're one of the scariest perimeter teams ever assembled. Their offense instantly becomes first in the league. And their perimeter defense doesn't skip a beat. In short, I think 2013 Miami gets better with Kobe than they'd be with LeBron.
If you put LeBron on the Lakers in 2006... They are pretty much the same team, probably a bit worse because LeBron isn't known for making game winners and he'd be forced to score much more than he's used to.
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