Kobe became the most popular player on earth after Michael Jordan pulled the plug on his legendary basketball career, but LeBron has stepped forth as a willing and able challenger now that his career has progressed.
He’s been the best player in the NBA for a while now. Has that been enough to push him past the Mamba?
For a long time, Kobe has been one of the most popular athletes on a global scale. His high-scoring output and status as the superstar on one of the most well-known teams in the NBA has promoted his name among fanbases that exist outside the United States.