The Time Kobe Bryant OWNED LeBron James (Ft. NBA, Michael Jordan, Lakers, Defense)

Oct 9, 2019
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Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are some of the best basketball players ever, but there was a time where Kobe absolutely dominated LeBron. #NBA #Kobe #Lakers
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This isn’t a video saying that Kobe is better than LeBron, I’ma let you in comments talk that out and I’ma read all the arguments. These two are great players with some pretty impressive battles, LeBron’s gotten the better of Kobe and Kobe’s gotten the better of Bron, but there was a time in specific where the two were still in their primes in which Kobe owned LeBron. And to the 91% that watch my videos that still aren’t subscribed, Ben Simmons just made a three, so at this point, I’m shooting my shot and asking you to please subscribe.
The year is 2013. LeBron is on the Miami Heat, he just won his first championship in 2012, a dominant finals run. The 2012-13 season is perhaps LeBron’s physical prime. Many say that this is his best season. He was simultaneously one of the best offensive players and best defensive players, 1st team All-NBA 1st team All-Defense, had 5 player of the month awards, the MVP. He averaged 26.8 points per game, 7.3 assists, 8 rebounds on 56% shooting from the field and 40% from 3. It was one of the most dominant seasons in NBA history and so there were more and more comparisons between LeBron, Kobe, and Jordan.
This is also the same year that the Lakers had the super team *ahem super team. Dwight Howard was on the Lakers dealing with a nasty shoulder, Steve Nash was doing his best at the age of 38. Pau Gasol was dealing with multiple injuries. And then there was Kobe Bryant. Yeah Kobe Bryant was 34 years old at this point, he’s won 5 championships including the ship in 2010, just averaged 27.9 points the season before, finishing 4th in MVP voting. And the 2012-2013 season was no different. Kobe would go on to average 27.3 points, 6 assists, and 5.6 rebounds and finish 5th in MVP voting.
On February 14, 2013, Michael Jordan picked Kobe over LeBron in an NBA TV saying that it would be a tough choice, but 5 beats one every time. This was right before the 2013 All-Star Game on February 17th. So that weekend was filled with a lot more direct comparisons between Kobe and LeBron. LeBron said that it didn’t matter to him and that he’s trying to make his own name.
And here comes the All-Star game, East vs West, LeBron vs Kobe , the two leading vote getters. The stage was set. Now these were the days the All-Star games actually had some defense with the last 6-7 minutes of the game was played seriously. This was a game of bragging rights and pride was on the line.
The first 3 and a half quarters kinda goes along. LeBron James is doing his thing, dunking ferociously, but he wasn’t imposing himself on the game. Kobe was more of a background player too, moving the ball around, and getting other players involved.
The intensity is different now, all the players are playing defense, there are plays being ran, a lot of off-ball movement. Down the stretch, LeBron brought up the ball almost every time and matched up with him is Kobe Bryant who is hounding LeBron. There were plays LeBron didn’t look to score and he just gave up the ball without really doing anything to the defense. Kobe isos on Bosh, gets by him and takes the layup pushing the West’s lead to 8. It’s LeBron’s turn to answer now and so he’s bringing the ball up. Kobe immediately gets to defending him, shuts him down, and then gives him a stare. That block leads to an easy bucket for Durant and the West are up by 10. The next possession, LeBron doesn’t even to look to shoot or create an opportunity for someone else, he just passes and gets out of the way. With one minute left and the East down 6, LeBron has the ball again, Kobe hounds him and he turns it over which leads to an easy bucket. Kobe picks him up the full length of the court and blocks LeBron. Eventually, Kobe fouls LeBron and starts talking a bit with LeBron walking away. This was more of a heated rivalry. Kobe showed that he could stop LeBron even when so many thought he was untouchable and in the midst of Jordan’s comments, this was Kobe’s way of saying I’m better.
And he didn’t. LeBron’s last bucket was with 6 minutes left in the 3rd. Kobe finished the game with 9 points and 8 assists, but his lockdown defense directly led to points for the West in crunch time. This would be the season that Kobe would tear his Achilles while keeping his promise that the Lakers would make the playoffs and LeBron would win his second ring. It really was the last time we gotta to see a healthy Kobe before his Achilles tear go at it with LeBron and simply put, Kobe dominated him, but what do you think? I’m gonna ask the question, who do you like more, Kobe or LeBron?

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    • Both Soo people will stop fighting about it

      FlazifyFNFlazifyFN17 hours ago
    • @Wilmer Lubian I would’ve love to see a LeBron vs Kobe finals, correct me if I’m wrong, but that was to suppose to take place back in 2010? Of course Kobe was at his peak, and yes, I’ll take Kobe anytime,anyday

      Mario LafonMario LafonDay ago
    • @Mario Lafon Lebrun got 4 now but Kobe any day

      Wilmer LubianWilmer LubianDay ago
    • Lebron

      Navraj DhaliwalNavraj Dhaliwal3 days ago
    • Kobe for sure

      GamerGuy1125GamerGuy11256 days ago
  • Kyrie is like Thank you Kobe , your a Legend. The way he looked at him , was still like the kid that watched him on T.V

  • Both there both the best

    FlazifyFNFlazifyFN17 hours ago
  • Kobe!

    Jojo GroyonJojo Groyon19 hours ago
  • Mamba forever

    LifeofCanela 11LifeofCanela 1123 hours ago
  • Killmonger Kobe “is this your king? is this your goat? NAH I’M YOUR GOAT!!!

    Brandon RaulsBrandon RaulsDay ago
  • Lebron himself Knows that Kobe Bryant is better than him... everytime in each game 1vs1 kobe burned him...The ultime competitor

    World wordsWorld words2 days ago
  • Chairman James could more titles than Russel and would still Kobe better.

    Raymond BabcockRaymond Babcock2 days ago
  • Kobe worked LeBron. I've seen Kobe shut down LeBron so many times. LeBron Goat? Not sure about that.

    top songs Puentestop songs Puentes2 days ago
  • Most definitely Kobe Lebron will never be the goat

    Richard GrableRichard Grable2 days ago
  • I love your videos. what's the music in the background?

    Ibrahim SandahIbrahim Sandah3 days ago
  • Kobe he was nasty. And he played with the team he had and pushed them to be better. Never left . LeBron justs want champions always making his team you know

    Albert PamalesAlbert Pamales3 days ago
  • Why you think LeBron joined Lakers out of respect.. if you can't beat em' join em' glad LeBron got another long as he's a laker he will pass Jordan too...Kobe will always be the greatest no matter what..💜💛 MambaOut..

    chiques eshamchiques esham3 days ago
  • Lebron is the better player, Kobe is just a better scorer simple as that

    Navraj DhaliwalNavraj Dhaliwal3 days ago

    TrixxOpticsTrixxOptics3 days ago
  • dude talk to much, get to the point!!!!!!

    david cozartdavid cozart4 days ago
  • Both

    V.forcethanga HniarthulV.forcethanga Hniarthul4 days ago
  • Kobe

    Dan MoretaDan Moreta4 days ago
  • This a allstar game though. If we talking NBA finals or regular season it would be true

    HarkoHarko4 days ago
  • K O B E Of course right

    Tyron RichmondTyron Richmond4 days ago
  • rip black maba💜💛

  • Kobe played in a way more challenging era not only that but LeBron argues with every call even if it is on the other team Kobe just balled out man KOBE is better

    Gio GelliGio Gelli5 days ago
  • Biggest lie Kobe dominated Lebron yet Lebron has an overwhelming winning record against Kobe head to head

    Shelton WilliamsShelton Williams5 days ago
  • Both cuzz they both gott skillz

    Ronald MajetteRonald Majette5 days ago
  • There's a reason he's called the Black Mamba. Kobe hands down!! 👍👍

    Sean ChungSean Chung5 days ago
  • Kobe all day

    Brian SalazarBrian Salazar5 days ago
  • Kobe

    Dominik DuchatellierDominik Duchatellier5 days ago
  • Kobe no doubt about it.He destroy every player in the league. Miss you Kobe.😢😢😢

    Carlton WatchmanCarlton Watchman5 days ago
  • Kobe.

    MHD 1NatureMHD 1Nature5 days ago
  • Kobe was best player that ever played the game of basketball.RIP black momba.

    A ROD73A ROD735 days ago
  • Kobe is LeBron's favourite player after MJ during his high school yeara

    Alpha MaleAlpha Male6 days ago
  • and they said lebron is better than MJ 😂 he cant even score on kobe 😂🤣 MJ>KB>LBJ 💯FACTSSS

    Ghetto OppaGhetto Oppa6 days ago
  • Kobe da goat

    Nathan JacksonNathan Jackson6 days ago
  • I've said it before and I'll say it again, I would take a prime Kobe over a prime Lebron any day!!!

    Carmelo TansengcoCarmelo Tansengco6 days ago
  • kobe

    Legacy SmithLegacy Smith6 days ago
  • Wait...I just looked this up. Head to head, Lebron won 16 games to Kobe’s 6. He also averaged more than Kobe scoring wise when they played.

    Justin McmullenJustin Mcmullen6 days ago
  • Miss you, Kobe & Ginna 🥺💜💛🐍

    Fotosynthesis858Fotosynthesis8586 days ago
  • Kobe all day

    Eric MarceloEric Marcelo7 days ago
  • Lebron

    Frankie P GameplaysFrankie P Gameplays7 days ago
  • Kobe is better than LeBron an Michael Jordan is better than kobe✌️

    Frederick LalsiamlianaFrederick Lalsiamliana7 days ago
  • Y'all must've forgot.....

    Luis PeñaLuis Peña7 days ago
  • Who’s here after the finals?

    Jonah HarrisonJonah Harrison7 days ago
  • When Bron makes 80+ pts in a game let's talk about Bron being better

    Better at 30Better at 307 days ago
  • Kobe!!!

    Colio 321Colio 3218 days ago
  • Kobe

    Kim IsaacKim Isaac8 days ago
  • Kobe is the Greatest of All Time !

    llucasllucas8 days ago
  • Yeah maybe LeBron is good too. But nahhh KOBE is BETTER

    Jhomal RequintaJhomal Requinta8 days ago
  • kobe absolutly...

    Jackass JuniorJackass Junior8 days ago
  • LeBron is better he boutta make it to 2021 . So who really better salty pricks

    golden biscuitsgolden biscuits8 days ago
  • Lebron I mean I’m a Ohioan and cav land Lakers fan

    Don FransicoDon Fransico8 days ago
  • Kobe is mr favorite R.I.P

    J NavaJ Nava9 days ago
  • Rip kobe bryant

    Joanne McGrathJoanne McGrath9 days ago
  • Why does everyone keep comparng him to lebron? if yall know kobe is better why not compare him to MJ?

    REVENGEREVENGE9 days ago
  • Legendary #8 and #24 ✊🏽

  • Kobe was the next in line to MJ

    T CT C9 days ago
  • I would pick Kobe over LeBron on my team. Kobe is a killer, that’s what he has in common with Jordan.

    TimmyK28TimmyK289 days ago
  • U can't use an all star game for this comparison. They hardly EVER play defense. Even you just used the last quarter of this game

    doug opitzdoug opitz9 days ago
  • Kobe all day. Kobe owned the nba during his tenure.

    Alex TrujilloAlex Trujillo9 days ago
  • LeKaren should be honored if he becomes considered a top 10 player of all time. LeWoke couldn’t hold Kobe’s jock strap

    7wnb7wnb9 days ago
  • Kob, no question.

    Lee EllenwoodLee Ellenwood9 days ago
  • Kobe hands down...

    Ricardo MunozRicardo Munoz9 days ago
  • Comments filled with kobe d riders🤦🏾‍♂️😂😂😂

    Jermarionthegoat 2.0Jermarionthegoat 2.09 days ago
  • Kobe all day! Never takes a play off, just like MJ. It’s the drive that sets him apart from Lebron

    Chad ChesterChad Chester9 days ago
  • Yeah! I like LeBron but Kobe was a Savage Mamba at times and put the hurting on some players! ALWAYS entertaining

    Kenneth ThomasKenneth Thomas9 days ago
  • Kobe 4 ever

    alex aguirrealex aguirre9 days ago
  • There was always somebody that came before ....lebron still the goat 🐐

    john senterjohn senter9 days ago
  • That oof when Lebron caught that alley hoop had me crying

    Robert VegaRobert Vega9 days ago
  • Kobe Bryant Better the Lebron 100 time ,MJ better the Lebron the for life .

    Gelacio PerenzuelaGelacio Perenzuela10 days ago
  • Kobe isn't on LBJ's level. LBJ's career and playoffs stats are better than Kobe's in all categories. Both entered the NBA straight from HS. LBJ won Rookie of the Year. The first from HS to do so. Kobe didn't. LBJ owns 3 rings, 3 Finals MVPs, and 4 NBA MVPs. Kobe owns 5 rings, 2 Finals MVPs, and one NBA MVP. LBJ had better stats the year Kobe won his one NBA MVP. LBJ is the Finals MVP for all of his rings. Kobe was Finals MVP for only 2 of his rings. Shaq rightfully was the Finals MVP and Kobe his sidekick. LBJ has never been a sidekick. LBJ, Kareem, and Kawhi are the only players in NBA history to win Finals MVP with two teams. If LBJ wins Finals MVP in this series, he'll own 4 rings, 4 Finals MVPs, and 4 NBA MVPs. He'll be the first and likely only player to win Finals MVP with 3 teams. LBJ currently owns 7 MVPs to Kobe's 3. MVPs separate the best from the rest. Kobe isn't even close to LBJ's level. Kobe isn't even the best Laker of all time. Kareem (8 MVPs), Magic (6 MVPs), and Shaq (4 MVPs) are ahead of Kobe. Swap Kobe and LBJ on their respective finals teams. I strongly suspect LBJ won as many rings as Kobe. Doubtful Kobe could have won the same number of rings as LBJ.

    Geo HGeo H10 days ago
  • Kobe Bryant é melhor que Lebron

    nelodasilva silvanelodasilva silva10 days ago
  • Mj then kobe all day

    Elkin ForbesElkin Forbes10 days ago
  • Kobe is better

    Tammy MooreTammy Moore10 days ago
  • Damn... If kobe got AD, Mcgee, howard, green and rondo at the same time!? Hands down it will be a 16-0 playoff. He only needed 1 big to assure championship.

    francis abolenciafrancis abolencia10 days ago
  • Kobe only player u can compare Jordan to LeBron plays different position

    meech RYLESmeech RYLES10 days ago
  • Kobe

    Anil SabukazanAnil Sabukazan10 days ago
  • We miss yall

    JAHH FNJAHH FN10 days ago
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    JAHH FNJAHH FN10 days ago
  • i seriously will never understand lebron not talking about whos the better "team" player or "overall" player, fuck that. stats are inflated in todays game. 1v1 whos better, im taking kobe all day. Kobe was straight doggin him and he aint want noooo smoke. if kobe was doin that to him at 34-35, imagine what mj wouldve done to him...

    e ke k10 days ago
  • i like koby, but i hate the nba.

  • who's watching this during the NBA finals

    Michael Sanchez EscobarMichael Sanchez Escobar10 days ago
  • Labron bro I want going to lei bro like I want saying that kobe suck like I love kobe because he died bro like I would not lie at all

    khanali Wellskhanali Wells10 days ago
  • Lebron just got the strength over kobe...kobe is more skilled by far

    Azaraiyah YasharahlaAzaraiyah Yasharahla10 days ago
  • I REMEMBER THAT B cuz MJ had Put the word out about LeBron suspect left hand and that he have the tendency to come back to the right hand bringing the ball right back to his defender to get blocked lol. and he was 10 years in the league by then lol

    Brian PetersonBrian Peterson10 days ago
  • Lebron won more of their matchups against Kobe than Kobe did.

    Chase WoodsonChase Woodson10 days ago
  • Kobe all the way. Over lebronda. But Michael is the GOAT.👍🏻

    camino kidcamino kid10 days ago
  • Kobe will always be better

    AnnetteAnnette10 days ago
  • Kobe bryant

    Daniel RodriguezDaniel Rodriguez10 days ago

    Eashan KakullaEashan Kakulla10 days ago
  • Kobe

    John DoeJohn Doe10 days ago
  • Kobe easily. RIP mamba

    SherlockHemlockSherlockHemlock11 days ago
  • Kobe Bryant no contest. Lakers legend

    Jake Burns tunesJake Burns tunes11 days ago
  • This video really makes me misses kobe Bryant

    Dennis TangDennis Tang11 days ago
  • kobe is the best.

    rizzarey deguzmanrizzarey deguzman11 days ago
  • Mamba Forever

    Gamer FyeGamer Fye11 days ago
  • Kobe Way better💯💯🐍

    Tbloxk QuiseTbloxk Quise11 days ago
  • Mamba mentality is better than Flopper mentality

    Vanie ThoughtsVanie Thoughts11 days ago

    Andre SmallAndre Small11 days ago
  • Kobe Is my favorite all time player, He's even a better man, He's what all men admire and strive to be, 🙏 RIP.

    Patrick HatchPatrick Hatch11 days ago
    • I do think about the man he was and I do strive to be like that . I have no father growing up , so I found roll models on 📺 to show me . Idk

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