Kobe Bryant vs LeBron James: Reliving Their 2008 Epic Duel

When these two legends clashed, we knew we were in for an impressive showing and the game would definitely go down to the wire. 

The two, deemed to be successors of Michael Jordan, had one extraordinary game back in 2008. 

Let's relive the epic duel that had fans glued to their seats.

January 27, 2008

Kobe and Bron have had several duels worth remembering but statistically, the Cleveland Cavaliers vs Lakers game on January 27, 2008 tops the list for sure.

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First time for Bron

This was the first time and only time either that either scored 40 or more. The gave went was going head to head throughout. 

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Finished with top-notch scoring

Even though James was one of five from beyond the arc, he finished the night with 41 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals. Whereas, Kobe had 33 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, and one block.

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LeBron had better support from teammates

LeBron had three other teammates that were scoring in double digits but Kobe only had one. It was a wild game as the Cavs overcame a deficit in the fourth quarter and the Lakers had 13 more free throws.

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Who won this intense game?

The Cavs ended up dominating in the last quarter which led to their 98-95 victory. Who knew a few months later, they would be making their first appearance in the NBA Finals?

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