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Sports LeBron has emotional reaction to Kobe news

10:35  27 january  2020
10:35  27 january  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

Howard wants Kobe to help him in dunk contest

  Howard wants Kobe to help him in dunk contest Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard is hoping to incorporate a former teammate into his quest for a second NBA Slam Dunk contest title. Following the Lakers' 100-92 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday, Howard requested the fans' help to convince Kobe Bryant to join him for next month's event. "I'm trying to get Kobe," he said, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin. "So if I can get all the Laker fans to lobby to get Kobe to help me in the dunk contest, that'd be really good. That'd be awesome."Howard, who won the dunk contest in 2008, will be participating for the first time in more than 10 years. Bryant won the 1997 Slam Dunk contest title.

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The Los Angeles Lakers were on a team flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles on Sunday when news of Kobe Bryant’s death came out, and it was clear the players were shaken upon their arrival back home.

LeBron James was in tears as he departed the team plane, embracing several people on the tarmac while wiping his eyes.

James looked up to Bryant immensely. In fact, on Saturday, James had paid tribute to Bryant when passing Kobe on the career scoring list. Bryant’s final tweet was congratulating James on that feat. Add in the fact that James joined Bryant’s organization and has been working to bring the Lakers back to relevance and this becomes an even more e

motional scenario for James and his teammates.

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LeBron on Bryantesque dunk: Kobe 'put himself in my body' .
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James threw down a dunk against the Houston Rockets on Thursday that was eerily similar to a slam late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant delivered at the Staples Center 19 years earlier. Same arena. Same basket. Same dunk. 19 years apart. ???????? pic.twitter.com/fj7HRmqv3c — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 8, 2020 On Saturday, James said he received a helping hand in performing the double-clutch reverse dunk. "Ever seeSame arena. Same basket. Same dunk. 19 years apart. ???????? pic.twitter.

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