There seems to be a changing of the guard in the NBA. While Kobe Bryant was the man for years, he is getting older, and LeBron James is rising. Bryant will go down in history as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. James is quickly moving up the ranks, especially now that he has notched his first NBA championship. Both of them have been part of gold medal-winning national teams, so heading into this upcoming season who feels the pressure more?

At 34 years old, Kobe is getting toward the end of his career. At 27, LeBron is at the peak of his. So will this be it for Kobe? His team just added Dwight Howard, so is this a last push for a sixth NBA title for Kobe in LA?

LeBron may have one championship, but now the pressure is to repeat. After all, he did promise not one, not two, not three — well, you get it.