Kobe Bryant and LeBron James squared off for the final time last night, a game in which LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers left Staples Center with a 120-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Despite the struggles Kobe has had to fight through all year long, he found a way to pull out a vintage Kobe performance under the bright lights once again.
The final battle between Kobe and LeBron did not disappoint as the two went at each other all night on both ends of the floor. With Kobe doing his best to keep the Lakers in the game. Coming out blazing hot and totaling 15 points on 7/10 shooting in the first half and forcing the Cavs to double team him throughout the second half. While he cooled off a bit “The Mamba” managed to score another 11 points to bring his totals to 26 points on 11/16 shooting. It was truly special to see Kobe knock down pull-up jumpers, fadeaways, and even hit LeBron with an old-fashioned, textbook pump fake. This wasn’t one of the Kobe – LeBron battles of the past in which they both dropped 40 points but for two starts past their prime it was quite a duel.
Check out he highlights from Kobe and LeBron’s last duel in the video below!
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