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LeBron James Drills D’Angelo Russell In Family Jewels With Pass (Video)

In all likelihood, no one enjoyed Kobe Bryant’s final visit to Cleveland less than D’Angelo Russell. Not only did Russell’s Lakers fall to the Cavaliers 120-111 on Wednesday night, dropping Los Angeles’ record to 11-44. But LeBron James also drilled Russell right in the groin with an errant pass in the third quarter as the Lakers trailed by 22 points. "Not cool, LeBron...
Via NESN.com
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Report: LeBron may pass on Olympics because Kobe isn't going

LeBron James has always looked up to Kobe Bryant. The Los Angeles Lakers great is six years older than the best player in Cleveland Cavaliers history—he had five championships to James' zero at one point in time. But does that idolization still exist? Apparently, the answer is yes. And it could impact a huge decision LeBron still has to make about this summer's Olympic games ...
Via Fox Sports
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Kobe Bryant gives LeBron James his game-worn Kobe 11s

LeBron James is the latest member of the NBA to get a farewell gift from Kobe Bryant. Following the Cavaliers’ 120-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, Bryant—who is retiring at the end of this season—stopped by the Cavs’ locker room to deliver a pair of autographed Kobe 11s, the pair that the future Hall of Famer wore during his final game at The Q...
Via Waiting For Next Year
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LeBron James is No. 3 on ESPN’s all-time NBA rankings

In the midst of his 13th NBA season, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is already one of the best to ever play the game. On Wednesday, James was named the third-best player in NBA history, according to ESPN’s all-time NBA rankings, finishing behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (No. 2) and Michael Jordan. To create All-Time #NBArank, we put together a ballot with the 150 greatest...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James' errant pass hit D'Angelo Russell in a very bad spot

LeBron James is normally an accurate passer. Unfortunately for D'Angelo Russell, that was not the case Wednesday night.The Cavaliers superstar took out the Lakers rookie with an errant fastball that ended up being a direct hit to the sensitive region on a man's body.The slow motion replay will especially make you cringe as Russell throws his hands up in the air, leaving his lower...
Via Fox Sports
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Kobe Bryant vs LeBron James For the Last Time

The Kobe Bryant farewell tour hit Cleveland with LeBron James waiting and the two legends battled each other for the very last time. Bryant finished the game with 17 points while James had 29 points, 11 assists and the win. After the game LeBron spoke about what made Kobe special. “His competitive nature,” James said when asked what he admires most about Bryant. “A lot of...
Via Hooped Up
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant gives LeBron James his signed game shoes

Kobe Bryant had some flattering things to say about LeBron James following his final game in Cleveland.But the soon-to-be retired Lakers forward showed King James the ultimate sign of respect Wednesday night when he gave James his signed game shoes before leaving Quicken Loans Arena for the last time.Bryant personalized a pair of his purple and gold Nikes for James, making them out...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe 'can't believe' LeBron was tricked by this highlight move

Kobe Bryant is 37 years old and crawling his way through the 20th and final season of his career. LeBron James is 31 years old and one of the two best basketball players on the planet. Read these two sentences out loud, watch the clip below, then try to rationalize a universe that all too often fails to make a lick of sense:LeBron's Cleveland Cavaliers defeated Bryant's Los Angeles...
Via Fox Sports
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Cavaliers Fans, LeBron James Celebrate Kobe Bryant In Final Visit (Videos)

We’re dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on the Kobe Bryant chapter of NBA history. Wednesday was a significant piece of those final pages. The Los Angeles Lakers star was welcomed with open arms — quite literally — by the Cleveland Cavalier fans and players during his final visit to The Land. Kobe first captivated fans with his showcase in the 1997 Slam Dunk contest...
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Kobe, LeBron share court as Cavaliers beat Lakers 120-111

CLEVELAND (AP) With 20,000 fans roaring, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James hugged and seemed to be in a world of their own. One on one. ''It was just a lot of mutual respect,'' James said of the embrace. ''Sometimes what is known doesn't need to be said.'' The two superstars shared the same floor in Cleveland for the final time on Wednesday night as the Cavaliers, despite playing...
Via AP on Fox
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D’Angelo Russell drilled in groin by LeBron James pass

Pray for Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell, because the second overall pick of this year’s draft is probably icing his man region right now. Russell was the unfortunate recipient of a pass from LeBron James during Wednesday night’s game. He stepped into the passing lane in an attempt to force a turnover, and that’s when this happened. Man down!
Via The Sports Daily
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Cavs top Lakers but lose Love in Kobe's final game in Cleveland

CLEVELANDKobe Bryant's final game in Cleveland was reduced to a sideshow when Cavaliers forward Kevin Love re-injured his surgically repaired left shoulder in the first half of a 120-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 35 points and LeBron James 29 for the Cavs, who head into the All-Star break with one of their ''Big 3'' injured...
Via AP on Fox
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Love injured as Cavs down Kobe, Lakers 120-111

CLEVELAND (AP) Kobe Bryant's final game in Cleveland was reduced to a sideshow when Cavaliers forward Kevin Love re-injured his surgically repaired left shoulder in the first half of a 120-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 35 points and LeBron James 29 for the Cavs, who head into the All-Star break with one of their ''Big...
Via AP on Fox
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WATCH: D'Angelo Russell hit in groin by LeBron pass

Former Ohio State star D’Angelo Russell made his return to the Buckeye State Wednesday evening as his Lakers took on the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.  The homecoming could have gone better.  Los Angeles was getting blown out and LeBron James did this to Russell.  Cavaliers' LeBron James drops Lakers' D'Angelo Russell with below-the-belt pass pic.twitter.com...
Via College Spun
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Kobe Bryant gets warm welcome from LeBron James' home crowd during player intros

As the Kobe Bryant retirement tour made its final stop in Cleveland, many didn't know what to expect from LeBron James' home crowd.Before tipoff of Wednesday's Cavaliers-Lakers matchup, even if only for a short moment, Quicken Loans Arena wasn't The King's Court.In his final appearance against the Cavaliers in Cleveland, Bryant was honored by the team and the fans during pregame...
Via Fox Sports
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Kobe to a young LeBron: 'Stay true to the craft'

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kobe Bryant remembers giving a pair of his sneakers to LeBron James as a gift and offering the teenager some advice.The years in between have passed in a blur.On his final visit to Cleveland to play against James on Wednesday night, Bryant reflected on his relationship with a player who once hung a poster of him on his bedroom wall in Akron, Ohio, and has grown...
Via AP on Fox
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Kobe reflects on LeBron before final matchup in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) Kobe Bryant remembers giving a pair of his sneakers to LeBron James as a gift and offering the teenager some advice. The years in between have passed in a blur. On his final visit to Cleveland to play against James on Wednesday night, Bryant reflected on his relationship with a player who once hung a poster of him on his bedroom wall in Akron, Ohio, and has grown...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Cavs would've been nuts to trade LeBron for Kobe

It sounds so fair enough: LeBron James for Kobe Bryant. What's not to like?In 2007, Kobe was 28 years old and just dropped 32 points per game on helpless defenders. LeBron was 22 and just finished his one-man show in the playoffs, leading a talent-starved Cavs roster to the Finals.So why wouldn't the Cavs send The King to the Lakers for the Mamba in a deal that reportedly was offered...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers Tried To Trade Kobe Bryant For LeBron James In 2007

In an alternate universe, LeBron James would be wearing purple and gold in Wednesday’s Los Angeles Lakers-Cleveland Cavaliers matchup. The Cavaliers star already has solidified himself as one of the best NBA players of all time at the age of 31, but if the Lakers had it their way, James would have been playing for them and Kobe Bryant would be in Cleveland. Yes, you read that correctly...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

The LeBron-Kobe rivalry and Finals matchup that never was

It was supposed to be basketball’s next great rivalry — one born in the spirit of Magic-Bird, Chamberlain-Russell and Jordan-Isiah. In the mid-2000s, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant ruled the NBA on opposite sides of the country. Bryant was the three-time champion and consummate gunner who never met a shot he wouldn’t take, and James was the one who got his teammates involved...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Lakers wanted to trade Kobe Bryant for LeBron James

Kobe Bryant a Cleveland Cavalier? It’s not as far fetched as you may think if a report from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst is to be believed. According the the NBA insider, the Los Angeles Lakers talked with the Cavaliers about a trade that would’ve sent the Black Mamba to Cleveland in exchange for LeBron James. The offer came in 2007, right after a 22-year old James led his team to...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers once tried to trade Kobe for LeBron

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are frequently compared to each other, but did you know that the Lakers once tried to trade their star for James? According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Lakers called the Cavaliers in the summer of 2007 to see if they were interested in a swap of players. Though the report sounds blasphemous, you have to recall the context. It was during that time...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers tried to swap Kobe for Lebron in 2007

We’re learning about a blockbuster offer the Lakers allegedly made to the Cavaliers back in 2007 involving Kobe Bryant and LeBron James: According to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the event, the Lakers once contacted the Cavs to investigate whether Cleveland would make James available in a possible Bryant trade. In the summer of 2007, Bryant was 28 years old and coming...
Via Red's Army
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James traded for Kobe Bryant? It almost happened

The Cleveland Cavaliers star was almost dealt for the Los Angeles Lakers legend. Watch video Back in 2007, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was disgruntled with the franchise where he'd spent his whole career. Across the country, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James had just come off his first NBA Finals appearance. And...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: The Lakers once tried to trade Kobe...for LeBron

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James square off Wednesday night for the 21st time in their illustrious careers. Both players are icons of their time, and both know what it feels like to sit on the "Best Player Alive" throne. But how would things look today if back in 2007, the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers swapped the two megastars in a trade? The effect of such a deal would...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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