Why 6 Is Greater Than 24

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Why 6 Is Greater Than 24 Webster’s Dictionary defines greatness as being; large in size, remarkable, outstanding in magnitude, superior in quality, grand and powerful. Greatness is showed through perseverance, hard work, determination, and the will to win. There are few players in NBA history that can be considered “great”. Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Michael Jordan to name a few. Today, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are two major candidates for the greatest players in NBA history. Each have put up substantial stats and have turned their teams around single handedly. Although it’s hard to say just one player is the greatest of all time, it is clear that James fits the “greatest of all time” persona more than Bryant. James and Bryant came from two distinctly different backgrounds. Bryant’s youth consisted of traveling between the U.S. and Italy because of his father. Bryant grew up learning Italian and Spanish. It wasn’t until 1991 that Kobe and his family moved back to the United States. LeBron came from a very underprivileged home. James was raised by his single mother without a real role model in his life. In the fourth grade, James dropped out of school. His Pee Wee football coach Frankie Walker took James into his home in Akron, Ohio (Freedman 12). The fact that LeBron had to work for everything in his life from the point when he was a child shows his determination and his greatness at even a young age. Like most NBA players, James and Bryant had amazing high school careers. James attended St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, where he became a starter during his freshman year for the Fighting Irish. Averaging 21 points and 6 rebounds, James led SVSM to a 23-1 record and a Division III state title (Freedman 35). After earning the Gatorade National Player of the Year his junior year,
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