LeBron James and Kobe Bryant Join Hands for Impeccable 2021 Off-Court Record

Published 12/13/2021, 10:11 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 27: LeBron James (L) and Kobe Bryant (R) look on during a basketball press conference ahead of the London 2012 Olympics on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)


Among others, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are two of the biggest stars to have played for the Los Angeles Lakers. While Kobe was committed towards winning trophies with the franchise for practically his whole life, James joined the men in yellow and purple more recently. Nonetheless, he has already notched a title victory with the Lakers, and is currently looking to add to his record. Speaking of records, both Kobe and LeBron have earned themselves a unique off-court record recently.

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For two decades, Kobe Bryant was the marquee player for the Lakers. He averaged 25 points for the franchise, but his influence goes well beyond the numbers game. Overall, Kobe instilled an unmatched mentality among his teammates; something that went on to define the brand of basketball that Jeanie Buss’ side plays. Courtesy of ‘The Mamba’, fearlessness and relentless pursuit for excellence are the hallmarks of LA’s style of play. Meanwhile, LeBron is possibly the brand ambassador of fearlessness in the league. After dominating the sport with the Cavaliers and Heat for 15 years, he joined the Lakers to build on his greatness. And he has managed to do so with aplomb!

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Lebron James and Kobe Bryant join illustrious list of popular male athletes in 2021

In spite of his unfortunate passing in early 2020, Kobe has left behind a legacy that will live on forever. When it comes to being national news, he will always be up there. And James, one of the athletes with the biggest fan-bases around, is a global sensation himself. Thus, on social media, the duo has recently made merry for an off-court record. Both LeBron and Kobe are part of the top-5 most Tweeted male athletes in the world.

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According to Uninterrupted, LeBron James tops the list of most popular male athletes on Twitter. Coming right behind him, is NFL legend Tom Brady. Surprisingly, Kobe slots in at third, despite not being around for close to two years. Capping off the list, are Brooklyn Nets Guard Kyrie Irving and NFL specialist Aaron Rodgers. Rest assured, there is no shortage of champions in this elite list of famous male sportsmen from the year 2021.

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The most Tweeted about sportspersons for 2021 certainly contains some huge names. However, do you think someone missed out? Who do you think has a chance of making it in 2022? Let’s wait and watch.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is an NBA and Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, soccer and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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