News Archives

Kobe Bryant Voted Favorite Player Over Lebron James on NBA Rookie Survey

August 28th, 2013 at 2:00 AM
By Anousheh Emadi

Although Kobe Bryant has been in the league for almost two decades, he still remains a very popular player. The NBA's rookies were asked to fill out a survey at the annual photo shoot two days ago. While all of the questions on the survey are about their fellow rookies, the last question is the rookie's favorite player in the league.  

'Kobe Bryant' photo (c) 2007, Keith Allison - license:

Take a look at how the rookie's voted:

  1.  Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers— 21.2 percent
  2.  Lebron James, Miami —15.2 percent
  3.  Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City & Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas— 12.1 percent
  4.  Kevin Garnett, Brooklyn & Chris Paul, L.A Clippers—9.1 percent 

Despite Lebron James' back-to-back titles with the Miami Heat, he fell short to the Black Mamba. While the results are somewhat surprising considering the fact that Lebron was first place in last year's survey, you'd have to think that most incoming rookies grew up idolizing Bryant.

On the other hand, according to ESPN's latest sports poll, the 6-foot-8 forward is the most popular player in the NBA. However, from a global perspective in countries like China, Kobe is a lot more famous than Lebron. While James has certainly repaired his image after "The Decision," he simply isn't the world-wide icon that Bryant is just yet.

Also, the rookie survey is one example that the five-time champion will always have supporters out there, even when players like Lebron take over the league. The 28-year-old couldn't defend his title as the rookies' favorite player, despite achieving two Finals MVPs.

The one takeaway from the rookie survey is that the NBA youngsters clearly love Kobe Bryant.         

Your man cave is your home field advantage for every game. When the game is on the line, you should be able to look around and be reminded of the great moments you've watched unfold in that very room! MJR Sports Integrityoffers a wide range or team and player-specific memorabilia that can do just that and take your game day room to the next level. Find your inspiration at MJR Sports Integrity and will your team to victory!

Tags: Basketball, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, NBA, Rookie, Survey

496 Responses to “Kobe Bryant Voted Favorite Player Over Lebron James on NBA Rookie Survey”

    Leave a Reply

    You must be logged in to post a comment.

    Login with: