When it comes to popular sports nowadays, basketball is treated as the most interesting one that attracts many people from different nations. Not only playing for their passion, some wants to improve their health by practicing regularly. Have you ever heard of well-known basketball players around the world ? Let’s have a quick look at the list below about their information !
- LeBron James – Number One ranked basketball player.
- Born on December 30th, 1984 ( 31 years old) , Akron, Ohio, United States.
- Height: 203 cm
- Member : He is now playing for Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Team (#23, Midfielder )
- Salary : 23 million USD (2016)
He is a citizen of United States and also a professional basketball player. He first played this sport in both small forward and power forward positions. In the 2012s, James was awarded two International Basketball Association Championships. Then, from 2009 to 2012 he consecutively achieved four Most Valuable Player Awards ( MVP). This award given is held to honor the best performing players.
Besides, he had many other individual prizes:
- 2 NBA Finals MVP (2012,2013)
- 2 Olympic Gold Medals
- 1 NBA Scoring Titles (2008) , Rookie of the year ( 2004)
When he was just a high school boy, he had a great interest in this sport. That was when he could find out his outstanding talent and predicted to become a “ NBA Star” in the future.
- Kevin Durant
- Born on September, 29th 1988 ( 27 years old) , Washington D.C, United States.
- Height : 206 cm
- Weight: 109 kg
- Member: He is now playing for Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball team (#35, Midfielder )
- Salary: 20,2 million USD ( 2016)
Like James, he is also an United States citizenship and be known as an outstanding player. Before turning a pro in this sports, he played for some small positions for Thunder. He has established his reputation thanks to his hard working throughout his career. He was awarded many important prizes such as: Olympic Gold Medal, Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the year,….This player was also in top 5 All-NBA and Top 7 All-star of all time.
- Kobe Bryant
- Born on August 23th, 1978 ( 37 years old), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
- Died: January 26,2020
- Height: 198 cm
- Height: 93 kg
- Member: He is now playing for Los Angeles Lakers Basketball Team(#24)
- Salary: 25 million USD ( 2016)
When it comes to Basketball Star in American, we must have been heard of Kobe Bryant who had been played for NBA for such a long time. He is the only child of Joe” Jelly Bean” Bryant – ex basketball player as well as ex- coach of Los Angeles Female Basketball Team.
He took up this sport early when he was just a child. Kobe soon showed up his talent that everybody all looks up to him. He gained many scholarships from famous basketball universities thanks to his high SAT score of 1080.
He was awarded many special prizes :
- Academy Award for best short film
- NBA Most valuable player award
- Best NBA player ESPY award
- NBA All-rookie team
- Best award for sportsman of the year
Because of Calabasas Helicopter crash, both retired NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant and his 13 years old daughter were killed. His death was a big shock to all people around the world, especially the one who admire him of his outstanding talent in basketball.