LeBron James

 

LeBron James was born in Akron, Ohio December 30 1984. In 1999 he played for St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and as a teenager he showed amazing talent at basketball at a young age.

In his 4 years at  St. Vincent-St. Mary High he scored 2,657 points and 892 rebounds. At the age of 18 he declared for the NBA draft in 2003.

The Cleveland Cavaliers picked him as the number one draft pick. As na 18 year old coming out of high school and straight to the NBA people told him that he would not win a championship or be an MVP.

In 2010 LeBron joined the Miami Heat with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. They became the big 3 and won the NBA finals back to back. In 2015 he went back to Cleveland Cavaliers and he lost the finals to the Golden State Warriors.

The next year 2016 LeBron became the first NBA player ever to be down 3-1 in the NBA finals. He came back and won it and he became the finals MVP and earned his 3 NBA championships. Over the next 2 years, LeBron lost to the Warriors. At the start of the 2018 season, he now plays for the LA Lakers.

Michael Jordan

 

Michael Jordan was born  February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn NY. When he tried out for his high school team they said he was to small to play.

He played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels in 1982-1984. Michael Jordan hit the game winning shot to win the National championship for North Carolina in 1982. The university of North Carolina has retired Michael jordans number 23 .

in 1984 he declared for the NBA draft and was picked 3 by the Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan got has won 6 NBA finals championships over his career. Then he retired from basketball at the beginning of the 1993–94 NBA season

When he retired for the first time he played MLBaseball on the Chicago White Sox He played for them for a couple of seasons. Then he came back to basketball in 1955. He won 2 more championships with the Bulls.

After the second time he retired the Bulls retired his number and he become the greatest basketball player of all time. One of Michael Jordan's best dunks was when he dunked from the three throw line, in the slam dunk contest.

Kobe Bryant

 

Kobe Bryant was born August 23 1978 he went to the NBA straight after high school. he has won 5 NBA championships one less than Michael Jordan.

Kobe Bryant played for the Lakers all 20 years he has played basketball. In one of his games he scored 81 points in game that is the 2 highest points scored in a single game by a person.

He was given the nickname "Black Mamba" because he was a explosive player and could strike from anywhere like the Black Mamba snake. He played with Shaquille O'Neal and together they won 3 championships.

In one of Kobe Bryant's best games was when we was playing against Michael Jordan. The 2 best basketball players were facing off against each other. In his career, Kobe has played Michael Jordan 8 times.

In Kobe Bryant's last game of his career he scored 60 points and hit the game winning three pointer to win his last basketball game. Kobe Bryant is an amazing basketball player and one of the greast NBA players ever.

Dwayne Wade

 

Dwayne was born January 17, 1982 in Chicago and he played college basketball for Marquette. In 2003 he led Marquete to the elite eight against Kentucky. Marquette beat Kentucky and went to the final four.

He entered the NBA draft and was drafted 5th by the Miami heat. He won three championships two of the championships he won with LeBron James and Chris Bosh. In 2006 he won his first NBA finals and was finals MVP.

They became the big three in Miami and then Dwayne Wade was traded to his home town team the Chicago Bulls where he played with them for a couple of seasons. Then he went to the Cleveland Cavaliers and played with LeBron James for 2 months.

He went back to the Miami Heat and finished his career there. in one of his games he shot a one handed three point to win the game against the Warriors. In his last game he got a triple-double and scored 30 points.

Magic Johnson

 

Earvin Magic Johnson was born August 14, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan. He played college basketball for the Michigan State Spartans in 1975-76 and Magic Johnson played against Larry Bird for the national championship game.

Magic beat Larry Bird in the national championship game. He was drafted in 1979 by the La Lakers. He played for the Lakers for 13 seasons. He has won 5 NBA finals in his carer. In 2002 he was inducted into the Hall of fame.

In 1991 Magic Johnson retired from basketball he scored 35 points in his last game. In 1994 he coached the Lakers for one season. In 1996 he came out of retirement and played for the Lakers.

Magic Johnson is now the owner of the La lakers and recruited LeBron James to play with the Lakers. Magic Johnson recently quit as of April 2019 as the owner of the La Lakers.

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