well then this isnt even a topic
the question was would lebron start over a guy like eddie when kobe couldnt
the question was never... "would lebron start with eddie"
The question is...would Lebron start on the Lakers. And he would. the idea that hes going t the bench is just absurd. No matter who it takes moving out of his way...Lebron James was never a bench player.
LOL then yea sure maybe hes 6-8 and strong... the lakers starting sf was jerome kersey
yea sure lebron as a rookie is better than jerome kersey.
kobe at lebrons height and weight/position would do the same
2000 Kobe would have started on the 97 Lakers. Its not size. Its ability. Kobe eventually had the ability to start over Eddie Jones or to have them start together. He did not have it in 1997. Kersey is getting pushed out with any even somewhat close to prime Kobe and 97 Jones on the roster...and it has nothing to do with Kobes size.
way to change the subject tho.. good move because i was winning
You are making shit up abut Del not playing rookies(just...factually inaccurate) ignoring that Eddie and Lebron both played a lot of small forward(eddie on the Hornets and heat especially) and acting like the issue is something it isnt. Lebron is 6'8'' 245. Eddie was what? 6'7'' and a great defender? Do it all players. They are classic examples of just...swingmen. Kobe is a swingman too. He just wasnt a good one in 1997.
Lebron as a rookie...on the 97 lakers...is not being benched like Kobe. It just isnt happening. And Kobe towards his prime wouldnt be either...and Lebron being bigger wouldnt be the reason. Neither rookie Lebron or Eddie Jones were guys to play 15-20 minutes off the bench.
Rookie Kobe...was. Which is all there is to it.
Kersey is not reason enough to keep Kobe on the bench. You find a spot for great player even if its moving Eddie to the 3(where he would have zero trouble).
Kobes lack of starting is due to a problem Lebron never had.
Kobe didnt start because he wasnt very good. Kobe was a one on one gym player. Kobe was not good as an NBA player. Thats the only issue.