Dwight Howard on the Differences Between Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Mentality and LeBron James’ Joy of the Game

Former Los Angeles Lakers star Dwight Howard has opened up about the biggest difference between two of the greatest basketball players of all time: Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
Dwight Howard Compares Kobe Bryant and LeBron James' Approaches to the Game

Former Los Angeles Lakers star Dwight Howard has opened up about the biggest difference between two of the greatest basketball players of all time: Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.

In an interview with Math Hoffa, Howard said that Bryant was much more serious and focused during practice, while James was more laid-back and enjoyed joking around with his teammates.

“Kobe ain’t bulls—ting with nobody,” Howard said. “He might not come in the locker room and talk. He might walk past us.”

“LeBron, he has music blasting; he walks around, lifting before the game,” Howard continued. “They are two different types of players, but when it comes to the world, they’re not strangers to it. That’s what set them apart.”

Howard played with both Bryant and James during his career, and he said he learned a lot from them. He said that Bryant’s intensity and focus helped him to become a better player, while James’ versatility and leadership skills helped him to win championships.

“I’m grateful for both of them,” Howard said. “They’re two of the best players ever to play the game, and I’m lucky to have played with both of them.”

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