Top 5 Moments from Kobe & LeBron’s duel last night
“It’s always fun, a pleasure,” said LeBron James after his 14th victory out of 20 games against Kobe Bryant. “It’s two of the best competitors this game has probably ever seen, and to be on the same floor with him, somebody I looked up to when I was a child growing up, seeing him go straight from high school to the NBA, it’s fun, it’s great. I hated him being out of the NBA last year because of injury, and it’s fun having him back.”
The 36 year old Kobe was back and was phenomenal. He had a career-high 17 assists in a game where he exchanged as many smiles and jokes with LeBron as he did great shots & passes. Afterwards, Bryant also talked about appreciating the moment.
“If we were contending for a championship, I’d be my same moody self,” Bryant said. “But right now, I tend to have a little more perspective, knowing I really won’t get a chance to play against him for much longer. So you want to enjoy it.”
Here’s 5 moments from last night that we enjoyed the most.
LEBRON MISSES A DUNK
“He said, ‘That’s what old age will get you,'” James said with a laugh. “You start missing dunks when you thought you was up there.”
LEBRON DECIDES NOT TO PLAY D ON THIS 3-POINTER
Wesley Johnson hits the 3-pointer
KOBE WITH A CAREER-HIGH 17 ASSISTS
Bryant became the oldest Laker ever to record 15 assist.
LEBRON N0-LOOK PASS TO KEVIN LOVE
THE POSTGAME INTERVIEWS