LeBron and Kobe's crowd-pleasing moment
Alex Myers discusses an in-game meeting between two Lakers legends, and what King James did to impress the former King of L.A.
Released on 11/18/2019
So the Lakers hammered the Hawks the other night,
and that wouldn't make for too much of a story,
except for who was in attendance at the Staples Center.
Kobe Bryant, the former King of LA,
was on hand to witness King James in action.
And boy did he see a show.
Lebron's Lakers jumped out to a 25 point lead
in the first quarter,
before cruising to their latest win,
and improving their record to an NBA best 11-2.
I'm a bit torn because,
as the biggest Lebron fan outside of Lebron's mom,
I love seeing him succeed.
On the other hand,
despite me coincidentally wearing Lakers purple,
hasn't this storied franchise won enough already?
While my New York Knicks remain
in a two decade long rebuilding plan,
the Lakers go from title to title,
and superstar to superstar.
Must be nice.
Of course, the last time LA was this good,
Kobe was being carried by Pau Gasol
to a second consecutive NBA title in 2010.
Seriously, the Black Mamba
was a black hole in Game 7 that year,
shooting six for 24.
Rough, but, don't tell that to all the
Kobe is so clutch supporters.
Guys if you take the last shot every time,
you're going to make a few.
Anyway, back to the game,
where Lebron put on a dazzling display of dunks,
passing and three-point shooting
on his way to posting an absurd
first half plus minus of plus 41
the best of any half in his entire career.
A career that is in its 17th season,
and yet James is showing no sign of slowing down.
What a freak.
Lebron finished the game with 33 points,
12 assists and seven rebounds,
AKA, a fairly normal night for him,
especially considering he leads the NBA in assists,
by two assists per game.
Imagine Kobe ever doing that?
All kidding aside,
Kobe like Lebron,
is obviously one of the game's all time greats.
And, the two had a crowd pleasing embrace
in the first quarter.
Also pretty cool is the fact they both have
teen phenom basketball players in Lebron Jr,
and Gigi Bryant,
who is also at the game.
Talk about inheriting some royal blood.
Those kids can play.
Maybe the Knicks are just being really really patient,
and waiting for Bronny to get to the NBA?
Could be only four more years.
After the game, the LA love fest of legends
continued with King James paying respect
to his elder hardwood hero.
Quote, That's one of the greatest players
to ever play this game.
Taking time out of his day on a Sunday,
so I'm just trying to put on a show for him
and give him a reason like,
okay, we might come to another game.
Keep playing like that Lebron, and Kobe will be coming back
late into June,
for the next, few years.