Lakers/Cavs: Opposite Origins, False Rivalries and Intertwined Destinations

March 20th, 2010 by Harrison Moore Leave a reply »

Like the Lakers and Cavaliers, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are and always have been complete opposites. The stark contrast between the two began even before their professional careers.

Born to Sixers’ forward Joe Bryant and his wife Pamella, Kobe Bryant was privileged from birth. Kobe idolized and gained invaluable basketball knowledge from the mentorship from his father.

LeBron James never even knew his.

LeBron was raised by his mother Gloria, who battled daily to shield LeBron from the impact of the poverty and rampant drug use in their community.

Through hard work and determination, Kobe and LeBron both sit atop the rest of the NBA’s elites, but in the absence of a decisive matchup, the world has been forced to wonder which of the two is greatest. Ironically, their stories are mirrored by their respective teams.


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