Kobe Bryant, LeBron James: Who Wins the Battle of Egos and Public Perception?

October 1st, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are arguably the top two basketball players in the NBA, and some would say that their immense skills on the court are only eclipsed by the size of their egos.

The claim to James' and Bryant's egotistical fame are just as different as the skill sets which define each player, and place them on a different level than their peers.

Bryant's cool confidence and cocky nature combined with events that transpired in the Rocky Mountains helped feed the image of Bryant as an egotistical maniac run amok.

The incident in Colorado was a disaster for Bryant even though all criminal charges were dropped, and the shift in public perception is something his image has never recovered from.

Bryant began his career as a brash young player who was humbled by his experiences on and off the court, yet James began his career as the most talented and humble player to enter the league in years.

James had a million-dollar smile, a new label as the future king of the NBA, and he showed no obvious signs that all the attention had gone to his head, at first.

James had been handed the NBA's cro ...

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