At 21 yrs old, LBJ has already exceeded the expectations of the media. In the 2003 season, the Cavs had a grand total of only 17 victories. For every year since LBJ jumped aboard, the Cavs' number of victories have raised to:
Within those three years of his career, he averaged:
26.5 pts (31.4 last season)
6.7 boards (9.0 so far this year)
He may not have the smooth moves like Kobe, but this guy knows what it takes to win and has the potential to be one of the best. In due time.
I too love Kobe, but want to give credit where credit is due.