Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have always been polarizing figures. Some love them, some hate them, and even though they're both recognized as two of the best to ever do it, it's pretty clear to say that there aren't many people who are a fan of both.
In fact, most fans and even the media always tried to put Kobe and LeBron against each other. They never met in the NBA Finals and only faced off twice a year, three times if you count All-Star Games. If anything, they played together for Team USA, so that Kobe vs LeBron narrative never got some actual ground.
Then again, we all know how much of a competitive beast Kobe Bryant was. He never wanted to lose. Ever, in anything, and would always find a way to come out on top.
That's exactly what happened when the NBA started revealing the yearly leaders in jersey sales and Kobe found out that LeBron was selling more jerseys than him. Unsurprisingly, he had the most Kobe Bryant response ever:
"When the jersey sales started coming out... and suddenly LeBron was getting more jersey sales than Kobe, and he's like 'you know, everybody has my jersey already," Marc Spears said on The Woj Pod.
LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are two of the most talented, dominant, and influential athletes in the history of sports. They've sold millions of jerseys all over the world and their legacies will live on for good. 50, 60, 100 years from now, people will still buy their jerseys.
The bottom line of the story is that we should just stop trying to put the greatest players ever against each other when we could root for both and buy both of their jerseys.