Los angeles lakers superstar lebron james is continuing to honor his brother nba legend kobe bryant who died alongside his 13 year old daughter gianna bryant and seven others in a helicopter. Lebron james gives heartfelt speech about brother kobe bryant as part of incredible lakers tribute lakers debut new jersey patches court logo to memorialize kobe bryant view all 54 stories.
Lebron james and kobe bryant shared the kind of relationship that many stars in basketball do.
Lebron james and kobe bryant brothers. Michael jordan was kobe s spiritual elder brother on the court. Furthermore the two were close friends. It seems fitting that kobe was ultimately lebron s elder brother a bond they formed when they played for team usa in the olympics together.
Lebron james 23 of the los angeles lakers has a moment on the sideline with former laker kobe bryant in the second half during a game against the dallas mavericks at staples center on december 29. Lebron james symbolically shared his championship moment with his friend kobe bryant in a photo on instagram. Although bryant and james never played together in the nba they were teammates on team usa at the 2008 and 2012 olympics.