You're picking and choosing logic to support your rationale. It isn't credible.
Kobe was indeed younger than Lebron James entering the league. This is a fact and cannot be disputed.
I also added that Kobe was put to a better team than Lebron and also with the best player in the league in Shaquille O'neal. Meanwhile, Lebron was drafted to a bottom feeding team where his numbers could be inflated.
I point out the fact that Kobe had 3 rings by 23 years old, meanwhile Lebron is 27 with zero...
Both achievements (Lebron 18,000 points/Kobe 3 rings by 23) are directly correlated and are bi-products to the situations they were drafted in.
In other words, if one group can use the argument of statistics there is no reason another couldn't argue rings.
I wasn't saying it made lebron better or anything I was just pointing out that kobe had the head start. Sure lebron was the first option, but kobe took more shots allowing for more opportunity for him to score.
That 02-03 season you are talking about kobe took ~300 more shots than lebron ever has in his career and thats not his highest shot total.
Sure I agree the achievements are a bi product to their situation as far as rings goes but both of them would still put up the points, lebron is having his best year with 2 other super stars on his team so the bottom feeder thing isn't really a valid argument.
The thing is I wasn't even using statistics I was just saying kobe had a head start to cancel out the time he spent on the bench. The same way lebron has the head start over anyone else that wants to try to challenge this record.