# Kobe Bryant Research Paper

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Comparison of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James Avani Verma A-Block Russell Math SL Year 2 Introduction: Basketball as a sport was invented in the United States around the year 1891. Over time the sport has adapted from its rudimentary roots to the complex, entertaining sport it is today. The first time I ever saw a basketball match was in third grade when I first moved to the United States. Over the years I have enjoyed learning how to play as well as watching the sport. Over the years I have always heard commentators discussing which player is better Kobe Bryant or LeBron James. It’s an ongoing debate in the basketball community. For my Internal Assessment I decided to statistically analyze which…show more content…
LeBron was essentially the top dog he was number one pick in the draft for the 2003-2004 season and was also one of the best players all around in his year at the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kobe Rookie Season (per Game stats): Games started (gs) + average points scored (ps) = Offensive Statistics 6 + 7.6 = 13.6 LeBron Rookie Season (per game…show more content…
Bryant played fewer minutes but in the minute to minute he had nearly the same amount of shots scored per minute as LeBron who was played nearly every minute of every game. Another reason for Bryant’s total number of shots scored being lower the James’s is due to the greater number of turnovers, when the other team gains the ball, which Bryant had in the duration that he played. Bibliography: Websites: "Basketball-Reference.com." Basketball-Reference.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Sept. 2014. <http://www.basketball-reference.com/>. "Bryant, Kobe." Compton's by Britannica. Britannica Online for Kids. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 9 Oct. 2014. <http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-9389633/Kobe-Bryant> "James, LeBron." Compton's by Britannica. Britannica Online for Kids. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 9 Oct. 2014. <http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-9488618/LeBron-James>. Mokray, William. "basketball (sport)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 9 Oct. 2014. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/55245/basketball>. "Basketball positions." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 10 July 2014. Web. 9 Oct. 2014.