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 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 205 lb (93.0 kg) 250 lb (113.4 kg)
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Akron, Ohio
League NBA NBA
Championships 5 3 (2012, 2013, 2016)
Points Per Game 25.5 27.2
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
Finals MVP 2 (2009-2010) 3 (2012, 2013, 2016)
Date of birth August 23, 1978 December 30, 1984
Nickname Black Mamba King James
Pro Career 1996-present (17 years) 2003-present
Blocks Per Game 0.5 0.8
High school Lower Merion HS, Lower Merion, Pennsylvania St. Vincent–St. Mary
MVPs 1 (2008) [5.88%] 4 (2009-2010, 2012-13)
Team Los Angeles Lakers Cleveland Cavaliers; Miami Heat
Assists Per Game 4.8 6.9
All Stars 15 (1998, 2000-2013) [88.24%] 12 (2005-2016)
Steals Per Game 1.5 1.7
All-Star MVP 4 (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011) [26.67%] 2 (2006, 2008)
Rebounds Per Game 5.3 7.2
Salary $30.4 million (2013-14) $30.96 million (2016-17)
FG% 45.4% 49.8%
3FG% 33.6% 33.6%
Nationality American American
FT% 83.8% 74.4%
Respected by Michael Jordan Scottie Pippen
Career Points 31,617 26,833
Assists 5,887 6,815
Jersey 8; 24 23; 6
Career Defensive Rebounds 5,145 5,875
Scoring Champion 2 (2006–2007) [11.76%] 1 (2008) [10.00%]
Career Offensive Rebounds 1,430 1,192
Career 3 PT Made-Attempted- 3PT% 1,637 - 4,879 - 33.36% 1,343 - 3,953 - 34%
Career FG'S Made-Attempted-FG% 11,024 - 24,301 - 45.4% 9,687 - 19,459 - 49.8%
Olympics 2 Gold medals (2008, 2012) 2 Gold medals (2008, 2012)
Rookie of the Year 0 1 (2004)
Career FT'S Made-Attempted-FG% 7,932 - 9,468 - 83.8% 6,116 - 8,221 - 74.4%
Career Rebounds 6,575 7,067
All-NBA First Team 11 (2002, 2003, 2005–2013) 10 (2006, 2008–2016)
Career Turnovers 3,719 3,316
All-NBA Second Team 2 (2000, 2004) 2 (2005, 2007) [20.00%]
All-Defensive Teams 12 (2000-2004, 2006-2012) [70.59%] 6 (2009-2014)
Career Personal Fouls 3,164 1,843
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
Marital status Married; 2 kids Engaged with 3 kids
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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