Kobe Bryant, LeBron James
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Lakers vs. Cavaliers

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

Lakers forward Kobe Bryant and Cavaliers forward LeBron James embrace each other before the start of the game on March 10 at the Staples Center.

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LeBron James, Kobe Bryant

Lakers forward Kobe Bryant tries to steal the ball from Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the first half Thursday night.

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Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

Lakers forward Kobe Bryant celebrates after scoring against LeBron James and the Cavaliers during the first half Thursday night.

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LeBron James, Kobe Bryant

Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts after a play against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers during the first half.

 (Danny Moloshok / AP)
Tristan Thompson, Julius Randle

Lakers forward Julius Randle dunks against Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson on Thursday night.

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Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

Cavaliers forward LeBron James gets a Kobe Bryant elbow to the face during their game Thursday night at Staples Center.

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J.R. Smith, Jordan Clarkson
Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson tries to drive past Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith during a game last season. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Kobe Bryant’s enemies list dwindles as he becomes much more friendly in his final NBA season

LeBron James and Kobe Bryant hug after the Cavaliers defeated the Lakers, 120-108, on Thursday night at Staples Center.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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