The comparative topics of the three names Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James always attract the attention of many people everywhere, such as achievements, skills or reputation of each person. So when all of them are at 35, how will they look like?
When you are 35 years old, you will consider health, old age and many of us will think about retirement. Especially in basketball, most players of this age spend most of their time on the bench because they are extremely afraid of unfortunate injuries or the play has not worked with the development of modern sports.
Even so, at that age of three decades, three names represent each stage of the modern basketball generation: Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are always standing at the highest peak in this game.
In his 13th NBA season (1997-98), at the age of 35, Michael Jordan still scored an average of nearly 30 points per game and had an average shot rate of approximately 50%. And yet, Michael Jordan also played 82 games in a season that many thought he was no longer able to playfully.
Not stopping in the regular season, Michael Jordan continues to lead the team from Chicago with an average of 41.5 minutes/game. And without much convincing reason, all NHM and experts around the world recognized Michael Jordan as GOAT (Greatest of all time) when he brought back his 6th championship title that year when defeating Utah Jazz after 6 intense matches.
Michael Jordan announced his first retirement in 1995 after the death of his father – James Jordan. However, Jordan returned in 1996 and then won the championship at the end of the season, the next two years, he and the team from Chicago had two more championship titles.
The 1995-1996 season was also a record season for the Chicago Bulls as the club achieved 72-10 in the NBA regular season. Naturally, Michael Jordan is the leader of the team that has this achievement.
Unlike Michael Jordan and LeBron James, at the age of 35, Kobe Bryant had to face difficulties with the Achilles injury he suffered in the 2012-13 NBA season. In that season, Kobe Bryant struggled to lead the home team to the Playoffs stage with a density of more than 40 minutes/match.
And what was also to come, in the 80th match against the Golden State Warriors, Kobe Bryant suffered the most traumatic injury in his life after having sustained other injuries in this match.
He fell down and hugged his heel and thought this image was the end of Black Mamba’s legacy. But at the age of “Mamba spirit”, Kobe Bryant still stepped out of the free-throw line in the cheers of all NHMs at Staples Center’s home ground.
James played basketball at High School. Vincent-St. High School Mary is in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, where he was rated with an average of 25.2 points and 5.8 assists a game, and is predicted to be the future NBA superstar.
After graduating, James was recruited by the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball club for the first time in the 2003 NBA Draft and selected as the rookie of the year. He was quick to show when he led the Cavs to the 2007 finals, despite losing to San Antonio Spurs but it was also considered a success for James and the Cavs.
At the present time, LeBron James is having the 17th season of his career and is still “on the sidelines” on the top of the subject associated with this orange ball. Over 1,000 regular season matches and 239 playoffs (4th in NBA history).
Over eight consecutive seasons in the Finals, LeBron James has proved his “unmatched” bravery despite always being the target of rival teams. LeBron James still showed no sign of diminishing his scoring performance even though he was always in the siege of his teammates across the front line.
In particular, in the NBA 2019-20-20 season, LeBron James also leads the tournament with an assisting performance of 10.6 assists per game. Obviously, LeBron James is still questioning in the head of the NHM is not knowing how old, the player wearing the number 23 will only “give way” to the next generation.
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