Lebron James vs Kobe Bryant Essay

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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. LeBron James was born in Akron, Ohio on December 30, 1984. He was the only child of Gloria James, who gave birth to him when she was only sixteen years old. Gloria struggled to provide for LeBron and this caused them to move several times during his childhood. LeBron lived with a foster family for a couple years during elementary school. Regardless of any problems LeBron and his mother had, however, they still have a close and supportive relationship. LeBron mentioned to Jack McCallum of Sports Illustrated: “My mother is my everything. Always have. Always will be.” LeBron attended St. Vincent- St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio and led the team to three championships. As a freshman, LeBron led his team to an undefeated season and a Division III State title. As a sophomore, LeBron became the first sophomore player ever chosen to the USA Today All- USA First Team. During his junior year his points, rebounds, and assists improved. LeBron became more than just a household name after appearing in Slam Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN The Magazine. Despite the trouble LeBron ran into his senior year with the Ohio High School Athletic Association for an $80,000 Hummer H2, purchased by his mother for his 18th birthday, he was selected as Mr. Basketball of

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