Lebron James and Kobe Bryant are two of the most talented basketball players today. Kobe is older and more successful of the two.

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Kobe Bryant versus LeBron James comparison chart
Kobe BryantLeBron James
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Kobe BryantLeBron James
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 6'8"
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Akron, Ohio
Weight 205 lb (93.0 kg) 250 lb (113.4 kg)
Date of birth August 23, 1978 December 30, 1984
Points Per Game 25.5 27.1
Championships 5 3 (2012, 2013, 2016)
Blocks Per Game 0.5 0.8
Assists Per Game 4.8 7.0
Finals MVP 2 (2009-2010) 3 (2012, 2013, 2016)
Steals Per Game 1.5 1.6
Rebounds Per Game 5.3 7.3
MVPs 1 (2008) [5.88%] 4 (2009-2010, 2012-13)
Career Points 31,617 28,787
FG% 45.4% 50.1%
Team Los Angeles Lakers Cleveland Cavaliers; Miami Heat
All Stars 15 (1998, 2000-2013) [88.24%] 12 (2005-2016)
NBA Draft 1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13 Selected by the Charlotte Hornets 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1 Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Position(s): SG/SF PG/SG/SF/PF
All-Star MVP 4 (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011) [26.67%] 2 (2006, 2008)
3FG% 33.6% 33.6%
FT% 83.8% 74.0%
High school Lower Merion HS, Lower Merion, Pennsylvania St. Vincent–St. Mary
Nickname Black Mamba King James
Pro Career 1996-present (17 years) 2003-present
Nationality American American
Career 3 PT Made-Attempted- 3PT% 1,637 - 4,879 - 33.36% 1,467 - 4,295 - 34.2%
Salary $30.4 million (2013-14) $30.96 million (2016-17)
Career Defensive Rebounds 5,145 6,418
Career FG'S Made-Attempted-FG% 11,024 - 24,301 - 45.4% 10,423 - 20,803 - 50.1%
Career Offensive Rebounds 1,430 1,289
Career Turnovers 3,719 3,619
Career FT'S Made-Attempted-FG% 7,932 - 9,468 - 83.8% 6,474 - 8,752 - 74%
Respected by Michael Jordan Scottie Pippen
Assists 5,887 7,461
Career Rebounds 6,575 7,707
Career Personal Fouls 3,164 1,977
Jersey 8; 24 23; 6
Scoring Champion 2 (2006–2007) [11.76%] 1 (2008)
Olympics 2 Gold medals (2008, 2012) 2 Gold medals (2008, 2012)
All-NBA First Team 11 (2002, 2003, 2005–2013) 10 (2006, 2008–2016)
Rookie of the Year 0 1 (2004)
All-NBA Second Team 2 (2000, 2004) 2 (2005, 2007) [20.00%]
Marital status Married; 2 kids Engaged with 3 kids
All-Defensive Teams 12 (2000-2004, 2006-2012) [70.59%] 6 (2009-2014)
Awards 5× NBA Champion (2000, 2001, 2002); NBA Most Valuable Player (2008); 11× NBA All-Star (1998, 2000–2009); 2× NBA Scoring Champion (2006–2007); 6× All-NBA First Team (2002–2004, 2006–2008); 2× All-NBA Second Team (2000–2001); 3xNBA champion(2012-13, ), 3xNBA Finals MVP(2012), 3xNBA MVP (2009-10, 2012), 12x NBA All-Star (2005-16), 2x NBA All Star Game MVP (2006, 2008), NBA Rookie of the Year(2004), NBA scoring champion(2008), 6× All-NBA First Team(2006, 2008-12)-See Award
Longest Win Streak 19 (6th All-Time) 27 (2nd All-Time)
All-NBA Third Team 2 (1999, 2005) [11.76%] 0 [0.00%]
East and West players LeBron James and Kobe Bryant
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East and West players LeBron James and Kobe Bryant


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