He is considered one of the most complete players in the NBA, has been selected to every All-NBA Team since 1999, and has been featured in the last twelve NBA All-Star games. Sports writers and sports casters have frequently compared Bryant to Michael Jordan, a comparison Bryant dislikes. In 2007, an ESPN poll of sportswriters voted him as the second best shooting guard in NBA history behind Jordan. Bryant is a prolific scorer, averaging 25.3 points per game for his career, along with 5.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 1.5 steals as of the end of the 2009-2010 regular seasons. He is known for his ability to create shots for himself and is a standout three-point shooter, sharing the single-game NBA record for three pointers made with twelve.
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.
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.
His electrifying senior season earned him accolades such as McDonald's All-American and North Carolina's Mr. Basketball to name a couple (JockBio). In the McDonald's All-American game, Paul was teammates with the teenage phenomenon LeBron James. Chris Paul showed the world what type of player he was going to be, collecting ten assists and playing to get his teammates in position to score (Wake Forest: Men's Basketball). His pass-first approach to the game was special in itself, but what separated him as a superstar was his ability to score, as well as see the floor as arguably the best passer on the floor at all times. CP3 is notorious for manufacturing baskets when there seems to be no holes in the defense.
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.
(born January 17, 1982) nicknamed Flash or D-Wade, is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat. Awarded 2006 Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated, Wade has established himself as one of the most well-known and popular players in the league. He had the top selling jersey in the NBA for nearly two years, as he led the NBA in jersey sales from the 2005 NBA playoffs, until the mid-point of the 2006–07 season.  After entering the league as the fifth pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, Wade was named to the All-Rookie team and the All-Star team the following eight seasons. In his third season, Wade helped lead the Miami Heat to their first NBA Championship in franchise history.
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.
In basketball these numbers demonstrated some of the most suffocating defense the league had seen that season and also the three Hall of Famers, Jordan, Pippen, and Rodman, would actually go on to win All-Defensive First Team Honors, which would actually be the first time in NBA history where three players on a single team would win this award. To go along with the category of defense, the Bulls would also have an astonishing margin of victory during the regular-season, post season, and the two combined. The bulls had a marginal victory of about 15 PPG even though this wasn't the best in the regular-season, falling short to the '72 lakers which had a 15.9 PPG, the bulls stayed consistent through the playoffs were they maintained the 15 PPG margin. Even though they we're ranked number 2 in NBA history in both categories, regular-season and post season margin of victory, they were number 1 in the two of them combined being a more consistent team than that of teams like the '86 Celtics, '67 Sixers, '72 Lakers, '87 Lakers and the '64 Celtics whose rosters contained basketball patriarchs like Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, and Magic
Analupe Kailahi English 1C Essay Ms.Ozima Black Mamba vs. King James It’s Black Mamba time. 43.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter; with his final points tallying up Kobe Bryant makes an outstanding record of being the 2nd NBA player to score a high of 81 points in a single game. Can you answer to that King James? I think not. It’s a pretty high bar that has been set, and if you ask me, LeBron is nowhere near it.