He is a professional American basketball player who plays shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant enjoyed a successful high school basketball career at Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania, where he was recognized as the top high school basketball player in the country. He decided to declare his eligibility for the NBA Draft upon graduation, and was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the thirteenth overall pick in the 1996, and was then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. As a rookie, Bryant earned himself a reputation as a high-flyer and a fan favorite by winning the 1997 slam dunk contest. Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal led the Lakers to three consecutive NBA championships from 2000-2002, and their loss in the 2004 NBA finals led to O'Neal's departure from the team, in the following the 2003-2004 season.
Michael Jordan and Lebron James are both stellar athletes in the game of basketball. Michael is a retired athlete and lebron is still an active player in the National basketball league (NBA). One player had a phenomenal career and is today known as one of the greatest players to ever play the sport of basketball. Lebron James career is still in progress his skills are compared to Michael Jordan. The two players have many similarities and differences when it comes to the sport of basket ball.
Rebound. Thousands of fans decked out in colorful jerseys and hats cheer on their favorite team. Kobe Bean Bryant, of the Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron Raymone James of the Miami Heat are the two stars that basketball fans love to watch. They are arguably the two most dominant basketball players in the NBA today. LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are two of the greatest, yet very different, basketball players to play in the National Basketball Association.
He has become one of the most recognized people in the entire world. (http://www.africanaonline.com/michael_jordan.htm) Already having his popularity soar in the United States since being drafted into the National Basketball Association, Michael’s worldwide popularity began at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. He and his teammates were dubbed the “Dream Team,” as all of the players were NBA all-stars and destined hall-of-famers. Coming off his second consecutive NBA championship, the world began to take notice of his talents and marketability. His second trip to the Olympics would be his last Olympic performance and undoubtedly his greatest.
Michael Jordan had a remarkable beginning when joining the draft because he excelled in basketball in college and in the Olympics in 1984. Nike found this an opportunity to market Michael Jordan since Nike had a hard time entering the basketball industry. From the success from the shoe, the shoe collectors, who bought sold and traded these shoes, Air Jordans expanded over time to different outlets, such as clothing, hats, key chains, phone cases etc. and was recognized as the best basketball brand known to man. Throughout the course of twenty-six years Air Jordans has over 100 different styles of shoes and color schemes and has dominated the sneaker market.
Phil also played baseball for his highschool team. Phil Jackson is considerd one of the greatest coaches in NBA history. He led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles, and the L.A Lakers had five. Phil Jackson holds the record for most championships in NBA as a player and head coach. Phil won the 1996 NBA coach of the year award.
LeBron James vs. Kobe Bryant: Who is better? Tanisha Chism COMP/170 May 8, 2012 Dr. Jackie Mangieri So it is time to address the most frequently asked question in the NBA: Who is better LeBron James or Kobe Bryant? Both are amazing athletes with similar ways of playing the game of basketball, but have different ways of accomplishing their goals on the basketball court. LeBron James and Kobe Bryant at some point have been considered the best players in the world. James and Bryant are extremely great basketball players who have some challenges yet also excelled in different ways.
Kobe Bryant VS LeBron James The National Basketball Association (NBA) has produced some of the greatest men’s basketball players who all have put a mark in the record books based off their performances. Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat’s star LeBron James are both the face of the NBA toady. The ultimate goal for both players is to win championships. However, their approach to the same goal is different. Through exploring their early life, style of play and team/individual performance, there was a dramatic difference to reaching one common goal; winning championships.
Kobe Bryant has been in the league for 17 years of his life now just playing basketball. Kobe Bryant has spent almost half of his life in the NBA. We can all say that Kobe Bryant is literally the Greatest of All Time. He’s been in the league longer than Lebron to know what and what not to do while playing his opponent, he knows how to be a clutch factor for his team and bring in championships. Here’s where people say “But after Kobe lost Shaquille O’Neal he struggled to find another championship win.” This is a true statement but at the same time what is player without there big man?