His mix of power and speed to getting to the basket is undeniably the best in basketball. He has the unbelievable skill of using his size, body lean, and speed to enter the lane on fast-breaks and when isolated on a defender. No defender can stop or slow him down if they play one on one. However, Lebron does not have the completely fine tuned jump shot to be the complete scorer. This year Lebron did improve on this shot (from 31.5% to 34.4% from 3 point range), but many of his shots were when he was open.
Winning. Kobe Bryant is a better player than LeBron James because he is a proven winner. A ring rush of 5 championships, a compilation of game-winners, having the assassin mentality, leading by example, this is what gives Kobe the edge over LeBron. Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are both extremely gifted basketball players who possess the talent and athleticism, allowing them to be prosperous at their profession. First of all, Kobe Bryant holds the record for most three- pointers made with twelve in one game, on January 7th, 2003 vs. the Seattle SuperSonics.
Compare and Contrast Essay “All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that, which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity.” We all know the great Kobe Bryant as one of the NBA’s top prospects. We know him for many things; for coming in the league with such vigor and tenacity, and keeping the drive he came into the league with is just a couple. However, he was not alone in his enthusiasm. A few years after Kobe joined the league, a young star by the name of Lebron James was inducted in to the NBA.
Michael Jordan retired from the NBA in 1993 and came back to play in 1995 and retired again in 1999. Michael Jordan certainly proved that he was and is the greatest player of all time with the following statistics: 5 MVP Awards 10 All-NBA First Team Designation 9 All-Defensive First Team Honors 14 NBA All-Star Game appearances 3 All-Star Game MVP awards 10 Scoring titles 3 Steal titles 6 NBA Finals MVP awards 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year award Holds the record for the highest career regular season scoring average of 30.12 points per game Holds the record for the highest career playoff scoring average of 33.45
He was tall, quick, and had a high basketball I.Q. He lead his team of Palo Alto High School to a very successful season, 32 and 1. Also winning their division championship. Lin was categorized in the first-team allstate, he also won the Northern California Division two player of the year. After highschool, he sent out mixtapes of highlights to colleges, but they weren't seriously looking at him for sports.
Carl A. Rickerson Professor Evelyn Rogers English 111 22 September 2011 L.A. Lakers vs. L.A. Clippers I am a huge sports fanatic so when I saw for this essay that we could write about sports, my brain began running with ideas. I finally settled on my sport of choice the National Basketball Association, also know as the NBA. I plan to show the comparison and contrast of two of the NBA’s most storied franchises. One is storied due to its enormous success; the other because of its enormous failures. The L.A. Lakers and the L.A. Clippers.
Basketball is one of the second most popular sport in the world. There is one reason and one reason only, it’s because of a man named Wilt Chamberlain. Wilt scored 100 points in the early March, 1962. At the time the NBA was at a standstill, with the annual income just over $50,000. The 1961-1962 season was insane, with all the legends that played on the courts of the NBA.
Jordan was a more willing passer early in his career, but not to the extreme that the media and naysayers would make you think. Here's a comparison of both players first ten seasons of assists per game. Bryant: 2.5, 3.8, 4.9, 5.0, 5.5, 5.9, 5.1, 6.0, 4.5, 5.4= 48.6 Jordan: 5.9, 2.9, 4.6, 5.9, 8.0, 6.3, 5.5, 6.1, 5.5, 5.3= 56 The numbers tell the story. Bryant was a very consistent passer after his second year, and both legends are almost even in total assists per game in their first ten seasons, respectively. Kobe still didn't pass the
Both coaches used these perspectives in different ways however. Having come very strict and disciplinarian background and then joining the military which also uses coersive power, one instilled not only fear but reverence in his players because of his status as a one of the best coaches in college basketball history. While the other was brought up
Thanks to their appearance in the movie Space Jam, Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing are among the select few NBA players that can also call themselves movie stars. These two men are among the greatest to play professional basketball and have both been accepted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They both had outstanding careers with many accomplishments. They played during the same time period and their paths crossed many times throughout their admirable careers. Patrick Ewing and Charles Barkley were both popular and astounding NBA basketball players, but their careers took opposite directions after they retired from playing basketball.