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.
Now we can add Michael Jordan name to the list of players I just named. Jordan is being inducted into the Hall of Fame today due to his great basketball skills on the court and all of the things he accomplished in fifteen seasons in the NBA. As a child Jordan basketball career had some ups and downs. According to ESPN, “during his sophomore year at Laney, a 5’9 Michael Jordan tried out for the basketball team. He was passed over for the final spot on the varsity team.” He took that as motivation and dominated on the junior varsity team.
There is no doubt this is one of Dwight Howard’s strong points. He led the NBA in blocks in the 2008 and 2009 seasons (Harasymiw 20). He also won the defensive player of the year award in the 2009, 2010, and 2011 seasons (Latest Headlines-NBA news. This is something Shaquille O’Neal never accomplished (Latest Headlines-NBA news). Not to say Shaq wasn’t a good defensive player.
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.
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.
The first two seasons at Duke were disappointing, but over the next few years Coach K made quite a remarkable turnaround. In 1984 Krzyzewski led his Blue Devils to the NCAA tournament for the first time. In 1986 Krzyzewski's Blue Devils got to the Final Four and came one game of winning the championship. Within that year, they had played more games than any other team in the history of college basketball. With five seniors graduating, many critics expected an immediate decline in Duke's basketball winnings, but Krzyzewski's 1987 Devils won 24 games and made it to the Sweet 16, losing to Indiana, who went on to win the national championship.
Collins was drafted and hired for the same reason, to restore the winning tradition of the franchise. Collins was a very successful player for the 76ers, but due to injuries was forced to retire the summer before the title won in 1983. Collins is considered one of the best coaches, however there are certain aspects of his coaching style I disagree with. For example, Jrue Holiday should not have been named the point guard because the position doesn’t fit his capabilities. He wants to be known for making the big plays, instead of distributing the basketball to his teammates.
Jerry Buss is an owner who believes in putting the best product on the court. The have had superstars such as Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’neal, and Magic Johnson. Jerry Buss has had no issue paying the big bucks to bring big time names and talent to his team. Donald Sterling on the other hand has been known for being more on the cheap side. Not willing to pay the money to put a good product on the court.
Here he was named a two-time All-American NJCAA wrestler and in his second year he won the championship. While wrestling at Bismarck State he was being watched by the University of Minnesota. They gave him a scholarship as well. (Cohen 2) In his first year he lost the championship match by a 3-2 decision over Stephen Neal. By next season already he was just throwing guys across the mat like rag dolls.