LeBron was LeBron, Kobe was Kobe, and the Heat prevailed, 99-90.
King James and DWade dazzled the crowd early with steal after steal and dunk after dunk, staking their claim on momentum out of the gate before the Lakers managed to put a few buckets in to settle things down. Kobe shot the ball terribly most of the game but lit it up down the stretch, turning the tide L.A.’s way with clutch threes and long jumpers. Then LeBron iced a couple shots and it was pretty much over. Kobe ended up with 22, LeBron with 39, Wade with 27.
NBA Kicks ahead with the Heat-Lakers, a few scenes from the London match between Detroit and New York including Shump’s return, and a few other kicks highlights of the night.