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

Transcript

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