Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James has become a debate among NBA heads.
Charles Barkley has said the Black Mamba is above The King, and Michael Jordan recently sparked the debate again when he said "five beats three," referring to championships won.
So is it just older players who feel that way?
That may be the case, as Lonzo Ball was asked his opinion on the debate by Bleacher Report.
Despite being a diehard Lakers fan, and a member of the franchise, Ball decided to go with James.
This probably won't go over well with the fans in Los Angeles, for obvious reasons.
But Ball's comments aren't really that hot of a take. James is a better overall player than Bryant, and has him beat in every single major career statistical average.
And despite being six seasons behind Bryant, James already has more career rebounds and assists than the Lakers legend.
He also has four NBA MVPs compared to Bryant's one, and has him matched on All-NBA First Teams (11).
James also has a better career field goal percentage and 3-point percentage than Bryant.
Oh, and that's just regular season. James also has Bryant beat in playoff averages, too.
So Ball may not please the L.A. crowd with his decision, but at least he's right.