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LeBron James reportedly has more 'power withing the organization' than Kobe Bryant ever had

All kingdoms should only have one king. Apparently, the Lakers organization is no different
LeBron James has more power over the Lakers organisation than Kobe Bryant ever did

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

If we look at the rafters inside the home of the Los Angeles Lakers, we’ll see a bunch of Purple and Gold legends- Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and many more. All of them were the marquee players of the storied franchise during their respective eras.

But all kingdoms should only have one king. Apparently, the Lakers organization is no different.

So who’s the king of all kings?

Hailing the most influential Lakers superstar of all time is definitely an endless debate if we ask the LA faithful. However, Bill Oram of The Athletic already ended it when he named the Lakers star that had the entire franchise dancing to his rhythm.

Due to his loyalty and countless historic moments with the team, some may outright throw Kobe Bryant’s name in there. But apparently, the king of all Laker kings is LeBron James; if the report is accurate, of course.

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“But for as important as [Kobe] Bryant was to the Lakers, sources inside the organization have long said that not even the legendary Black Mamba wielded as much power within the organization as James now has,” Oram wrote. “Bryant was never able to strong-arm the Lakers to make a move like the one James helped orchestrate for [Russell] Westbrook, which has proven to be an outright disaster.”

What does Jeanie Buss’ heart say?

Indeed, Bryant and James are up there in the GOAT realm. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise if the rightful owner of the Lakers throne boils down to between the two of them. But what does Lakers owner Jeanie Buss say about all this? Let’s delve into it for answers.

Buss admittedly said she gets attached to almost all remarkable Lakers players and she previously said James was “like the closest thing to a superhero.” It’s easy to comprehend as the kid from Akron was the first player to spearhead the Lakers to the NBA championship since Bryant.

However, Buss recently dropped a bomb when she confessed that Kobe was “the greatest Laker ever” and that Black Mamba could always put into words “everything” within the organization that even she is “not allowed to.”

"I miss KB. He would understand and explain everything that I'm not allowed to. Honestly he was the greatest Laker ever. He understood team over self. Meaning your rewards would come if you valued team goals over your own then everything would fall into place. All can reply."

Who the greatest Laker is will forever be a subjective thing. But on the other hand, we can all agree that both LeBron and Kobe made their mark on arguably the greatest basketball team in history.

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