Michael jordan was kobe s spiritual elder brother on the court. Lebron james and kobe bryant shared the kind of relationship that many stars in basketball do.
The two squared off 22 times between 2003 04 james s rookie season and 2015 16 bryant s final campaign with lebron s cavaliers and heat teams going 16 6 against kobe s lakers.
Lebron james kobe bryant play together. Relive alabama s title make mondays better s best. Lebron james signed with the los angeles lakers two years after kobe bryant ended his storied career and fans to this day wonder just what if the two best players of this era suited up together some time earlier. Before he does so he talked about the impact bryant had on him growing.
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. Well james shared a photo on his instagram page to show fans what it would have looked like if he and bryant were on the court together. In their first game since kobe bryant s death the los angeles lakers paid tribute to their legend.
In 2009 kobe bryant and lebron james sit down for an interview to discuss what they admire about each other both on and off the court. Kobe and lebron also. These kobe bryant stories are epic.
The bridge between michael jordan and lebron james. The los angeles lakers had already shown how worthy the houston rockets were of their respect by building a 21 point lead in the first quarter but lebron james added an insult to the beatdown by celebrating a 3 pointer he shot in the corner during the second quarter with his teammates before it even went in. Kobe bryant bryant became the new giant after jordan and then passed the torch to james who developed a special bond with the retired lakers star.
Lebron james goes for a double double with 33 points and 12 assists while knocking down six 3 pointers to push the los angeles lakers past the atlanta hawks. To do that lebron james went off script. Lebron james will soon pass lakers legend kobe bryant to move up to third place on the list of nba all time scoring leaders.