Kobe Bryant: Introducing the New King, Sorry LeBron James

June 18th, 2010 by Brittni Michaelis Leave a reply »

Five rings, let me repeat, five rings. One for each finger. Kobe Bryant, leader of the back-to-back NBA champions, the Los Angeles Lakers, has been spectacular all season.

When the playoffs rolled around, he was phenomenal. Not only did he play great defense, but he got the job done offensively as well.

Sure, he didn’t score 45 points a game or have shockingly good highlights, but what he did have was a consistent gameplan over seven games which enable him to win his fifth NBA championship.

Granted he is no LeBron James who is ridiculously athletic, makes the top 10 plays on ESPN at least once a week, and who is crowned the King. 

But you know what sets them apart?

Kobe has five rings and LBJ has zero. Sure, Kobe has been playing longer and you can argue that he has a better supporting cast, blah, blah, blah, but the fact of the matter is that Kobe doesn’t get enough credit.

Comparing the two teams is like night and day, but comparing the two players isn’t. 

They are both athletically gifted. LeBron is bigger, more explosive, and a better defender. Kobe has ...

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