LeBron James says he would be able to beat Kobe Bryant in a one-on-one matchup.  Kobe makes a much better argument than King James.  Judge for yourself.

Last year, Kobe Bryant said at the London School of Basketball launch that he would beat LeBron James in a one-on-one contest.  The "Black Mamba" made a good case that his game is better suited and tailored for that style of basketball. 

LeBron James was recently asked the same question.  LeBron made a horrible case for himself.  He began by pointing out his strengths as a team basketball player.  That's like being asked the question if you're better looking than someone else and pointing out that you have nice elbows.  Why would you begin supporting your argument like that?

I, like most people, would love to see a one-on-one battle between LeBron and Kobe.  Although age is not in Kobe's favor, it's not like the guy is in a wheelchair.  Plus, we're talking about a game of one-on-one hoops.  It's not exactly the decathlon.  Kobe is right.  His game is better suited for a one-on-one battle.  He has everything in his repertoire.  My money is on Mamba.

Brian Noe is the Program Director at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.