LeBron James and Kobe Bryant had the social media world full of chatter after looking quite friendly during Tuesday’s match-up, joking and laughing with each other before and during the game.
After the Lakers loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, both James and Bryant told the media their relationship has grown over the years and they genuinely enjoy playing against each other.
To be on the same court as him, who I looked up to when I was a child…it’s fun,” James said after the game.
Though Kobe can enjoy their interaction now, it hasn’t always been this way. As Bryant noted after the game, things would be much different if the Lakers were competing for a championship.
Some years ago, both competing for championships, it was a little different. It was a lot more moody.” Bryant continued, “If we were contending for a championship, I’d be my same moody self.”
James also laughs about what Bryant said to him after he missed a dunk. Plus, plenty more from Kobe on LeBron in our video above.
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