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Old 08-01-2015, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default LeBron and Kobe the only rivals that never played against each other in the playoffs?

whats with the comparisons then? they have different play styles, different body types, drafted in a different era, and they are friends in real life. This is probably the worst rivalry in NBA history.
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: LeBron and Kobe the only rivals that never played against each other in the playoffs?

Both were hailed as the heir apparent to MJ.


Kobe fans have also generally disliked LeBron for years, which made it hard for LeBron fans to like Kobe.
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:17 PM   #3
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Default Re: LeBron and Kobe the only rivals that never played against each other in the playoffs?

They came close, but unfortunately Kobe choked against Dallas in 2011.
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:25 PM   #4
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Default Re: LeBron and Kobe the only rivals that never played against each other in the playoffs?

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They came close, but unfortunately Lebron choked against Celtics and Magic


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Old 08-01-2015, 05:27 PM   #5
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Default Re: LeBron and Kobe the only rivals that never played against each other in the playoffs?

Reason bron is scared of the west
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:28 PM   #6
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Default Re: LeBron and Kobe the only rivals that never played against each other in the playoffs?

They aren't rivals. If anything, the stans are rivals. Kobe and Lebron are friends.
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:28 PM   #7
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They came close, but unfortunately Kobe choked against Dallas in 2011.

Speaking of choking in 2011...
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:31 PM   #8
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Default Re: LeBron and Kobe the only rivals that never played against each other in the playoffs?

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They aren't rivals. If anything, the stans are rivals. Kobe and Lebron are friends.

This.
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:31 PM   #9
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Default Re: LeBron and Kobe the only rivals that never played against each other in the playoffs?

With these two never meeting in the Finals the only thing we can go by is regular season head to head.

Head to head wins - Bron 14, Baldbe 6
That's a 70% win percentage for Bron!
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:34 PM   #10
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Default Re: LeBron and Kobe the only rivals that never played against each other in the playoffs?

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They aren't rivals. If anything, the stans are rivals. Kobe and Lebron are friends.
Exactly. The media also pushed their "rivalry" pretty hard.
Paul Pierce has been LeBrons real rival as far as another star perimeter player. Not sure who I would say Kobes biggest rival is.
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:50 PM   #11
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Default Re: LeBron and Kobe the only rivals that never played against each other in the playoffs?

Remember when people were so disappointed and really was thinking badly of Lebron's pressure game situation when they lost to Orlando in 2009 after seeing all those Kobe-Lebron puppet commercials all playoffs?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvad5_WBWTY
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:52 PM   #12
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Exactly. The media also pushed their "rivalry" pretty hard.
Paul Pierce has been LeBrons real rival as far as another star perimeter player. Not sure who I would say Kobes biggest rival is.
The media, shaq, or jordans legacy
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Old 08-01-2015, 08:47 PM   #13
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Default Re: LeBron and Kobe the only rivals that never played against each other in the playoffs?

LeBron was the most hyped high school player of all time, and he came in at a time when Kobe's image was in shambles. You think people hate Kobe now? He was the #1 most despised player on the planet when LeBron was drafted. The league was desperately looking for a fresh new face to replace Kobe as the "heir apparent" to Jordan and LeBron was the obvious choice with how good he was immediately and how marketable he was. So, it was obvious the comparisons would start, and then the stans started attacking each other to hold ground.
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:53 PM   #14
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Default Re: LeBron and Kobe the only rivals that never played against each other in the playoffs?

In the meantime, Lebron has played the Spurs 3 times in the Finals and no one hypes up it up as a rivalry.
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Old 08-01-2015, 10:13 PM   #15
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In the meantime, Lebron has played the Spurs 3 times in the Finals and no one hypes up it up as a rivalry.
Get over it. Duncan and spurs will always be boring as shit
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