There’s a great article by Mark Kriegel on the difference between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. Both players are very talented; I enjoy watching both. But here’s the difference between the two: “Kobe is about Kobe,” while LeBron James, well, let New Jersey Nets’ Richard Jefferson say it:
he gets his teammates involved…It’s not just the LeBron show. He’s not a Kobe Bryant where he’s just going to go out there and score at all costs.
In LeBron James’ own words, “My teammates are my family.”
So what makes 22-year-old James the preferred teammate? According to Kriegel, “Great players are supposed to endow the players around them with greatness.”
What does Boobie Gibson, a second-rate rookie have to say about James? “From day one, LeBron’s been in my corner.”
Check out the article here.