Of course he would. If he said he'd take Kobe or declined to answer, he would be pilloried. Now that he's on record as choosing himself in a one-on-one game against Mr. Bryant ... well, check the comments sometime on Tuesday for the other side of that coin.
There. LeBron James has the killer instinct, as you can tell from the video above.
Now, can we get back to five-on-five ball?