The one way LeBron James is exactly like Kobe Bryant, per Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma
Los Angeles Lakers stud Kyle Kuzma has had the privilege of playing alongside two of the greatest players in the history of basketball in LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. As such, it isn’t surprising that he’s often asked to compare these two iconic figures.
This very same question was brought up again in a recent interview and for his part, Kuzma acknowledged that these two Lakers greats are simply not the same person. Then again, Kuz did point out one glaring similarity that LeBron and Kobe share:
“They’re obviously two different people, and it’s really hard to compare both of them. They’re just so vastly different, but the one thing in common is they’re just both winners in life,” Kuzma said, via Tyler Conway of Blacher Report. “They attack everything with a certain type of enthusiasm, whether it’s basketball, whether it’s business, whether it’s life, whether it’s working out, their approach to get to the gym or their approach to get to their bodies or lifting is just a winner’s enthusiasm. They’re just enthusiastically optimistic about everything. Their confidence levels are very, very high and very, very rare.”
It’s true that LeBron’s career trajectory is in some ways comparable to that of Kobe Bryant. It is also a fact, however, that these two icons took different paths to achieve all that they have in the sport.
Kuzma makes an excellent point here by saying that what sets both LeBron and Kobe apart from the rest is their winning mentality. Kobe embodied this win-at-all-costs mantra throughout his career, and in certain ways, you can definitely say that this is also something LeBron James has exhibited.
There’s really no point in trying to determine who the better player is between these two Lakers legends. The fact is, both Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have done so much to elevate the game of basketball.