Jeremiah Moran Mr. Carr ENGL 101 16 March, 2011 Battle of the Supermen When most people hear superman they think of someone who has exceptional and almost superhuman abilities. In the NBA there are two players who have been given this title. The two players are Dwight Howard and Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq has been playing longer so he has better stats for his career, but he still can’t fly. Dwight Howard has the edge in many categories, such as athleticism.
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.
Shayne Justice English 101 October 23, 2011 Kobe Bryant Vs Michael Jordan In the history of the National Basketball Association; two players who are very similar are Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Michael Jordan led the Bulls three championships from 1991 to 1993 and another three from 1996 to 1998. While Kobe Bryant pushed the Lakers to a similar path from 2000 to 2002. However, while the two are both superb basketball players who have a number of accomplishments on their resume, are also different in several ways. The biggest difference between the two athletes is their individual awards in the NBA.
Geraldine Cortez Mrkt 649 Prof. Perttula Word Count: 3,332 (Don’t forget to watch out for breaks!) The Air Jordan Legacy Air Jordan also known as Jordans was first established in 1985 by the basketball player Michael Jordan. “Basketball legend Michael Jordan was one of the greatest sportsmen in history, and his superhuman jumping ability inspired one of the most coveted sub-brands ever: The Nike Air Jordan” (Hogg). Michael Jordan first entered the league in 1985 being selected to join the Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan had a remarkable beginning when joining the draft because he excelled in basketball in college and in the Olympics in 1984.
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.
McGrady almost didn’t have a assistant except Yao Ming. But they were both beat by injuries. That was regretted by everyone who like Houston Rockets, Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady. Tracy McGrady is not only a greater scorer but also a greater playmaker. His vision for pass always made him passed exciting balls.
He was once one of the most reviled athletes in the entire country. Accused of rape and severely criticized by former teammates, especially Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant faced obstacles and challenges that would have forced many to give in and give up. However, the perseverance that Bryant has shown by rebuilding his image and his team, the Los Angeles Lakers, has transformed him into a champion on the court and in life as well. The Lakers recently captured their 16th NBA championship and fifth with Kobe Bryant as its star shooting guard. “It’s so tough to win a championship, to have to start over from scratch,” said Bryant.
He was named the Rookie of the Year in 2006, which began a career that includes five consecutive All-Star game appearances from '08 until now, named twice to the All-NBA first team, and two Olympic gold medals with team USA (NBA.com: Chris Paul bio). In a game that is generally dominated by the taller and stronger players, Chris Paul exemplifies how the game should be played 'below the rim' so to speak. Peyton Manning is an NFL quarterback for the Denver that is known for making his career based off being intellectually on another level in his sport, making up for his lack of speed and athleticism with precision and seeing things on the field before they happen. Chris Paul has been compared as the 'Peyton Manning' of the basketball court, based on his craftiness and advanced intellectual understanding of the sport. Two off-seasons ago, Chris Paul was the cornerstone piece in a trade that placed him with the Los Angeles Clippers with fellow young superstar, Blake Griffin.
Jeremy Skopal Professor Greene English 1302.w00 6 February 2014 LeBron James or Michael Jordan? LeBron James is known as the best basketball player in the world, although some would argue Michael Jordan was the best, MJ no longer plays and their style of play is a lot different making the two almost incomparable. LeBron is also one of the most criticized players in the history of sports because of the way he left the Cleveland Cavilers. He promised the people of Cleveland that he was not leaving until he brought an NBA championship to the city. Instead of doing so, he left for the Miami Heat where he has now won two straight NBA championships.