Imagine if you were 3 out of 10,000 and carried the title of the greatest basketball player currently playing the game. Two of my favorite professional basketball players make the superstar list; Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. Kobe and LeBron fuel an argument for fans, columnist, sportscasters and anyone who will listen. Each competitor performs at such high levels that it becomes a matter of opinion when people deliberate about which player is better. Bryant and James regularly compete and play flawlessly throughout each of their games. The comparison always comes down to the overall accomplishment, skill, leadership style, or statistics.
Ironically, both players came to the NBA after completing high school and crafted their talent through hard work and dedication. By way of performance, Kobe and LeBron James share several similarities. They are both are nearly unstoppable offensive players, and there are few players that can guard either one. Kobe and LeBron are outstanding shooters with several record scoring games. They both have MVP awards and championship rings.
Kobe Bryant followers deem him the better of the two because of his five championship rings, an epitome of greatness all professional basketball players aspire to achieve. Kobe has averaged 27.6 points per game, 5.2 rebounds per game and 2.8 assists per game. Additionally Kobe has four all-star MVP awards and one NBA MVP award. Kobe Bryant, for the majority of his career, was a score-first guard. He rarely helped his teammates get better as an effort to support the team. He always plays exceptional defense. His main upsides are his scoring ability which is second to none, and his defensive ability.
LeBron James supporters know there has never been a question since he stepped into the professional ranks of whether or not he is the best or most valuable player on his team. He came to the NBA at the age of 18 and did phenomenal things that even Kobe Bryant didn’t do from the start of his...