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LeBron James tells Lisa Salters about his brief conversation with Kobe Bryant after the game and says that Kobe's retirement is "bittersweet."

Love injured as Cavs down Kobe, Lakers 120-111

February, 10, 2016
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CLEVELAND -- Kobe Bryant's final game in Cleveland was reduced to a sideshow when Cavaliers forward Kevin Love re-injured his surgically repaired left shoulder in the first half of a 120-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.

Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 35 points and LeBron James 29 for the Cavs, who head into the All-Star break with one of their "Big 3" injured.

Love quickly left the floor late in the second quarter after he got hurt while working in the post against Bryant. He did not return in the second half, and the Cavs did not provide any specifics about his injury.

Bryant finished with 17 points in his last performance in Cleveland. Lou Williams scored 28 to lead the Lakers, who have dropped 13 of 15.


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In the final minute, Kobe Bryant checks out of the game to a standing ovation from Cavaliers fans and a hug from LeBron James.
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Kobe Bryant drains a three and draws the foul in the fourth quarter bringing the Lakers deficit to 13 against the Cavaliers.
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LeBron James accidentally throws the ball at D'Angelo Russell hitting him below the belt and sending him to the ground in the third quarter.
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Lisa Salters reports on Kevin Love's condition after he appears to injure his shoulder in the second quarter against the Lakers.
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Kyrie Irving puts some sweet moves on the Lakers' defense on his way to the rim for a first-quarter layup.
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Julius Randle throws up a dunk attempt and the ball takes three unfriendly bounces.
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SportsCenter runs down the Top 10 NBA Players of all time.
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Kobe Bryant reflects on never meeting one of LeBron James' teams in the NBA Finals, his first meeting with LeBron and how close the two have been.
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Michael Smith, Maria Taylor and LZ Granderson share their thoughts on whether LeBron James' or Kobe Bryant's career would be any different if they were traded to the Cavaliers and Lakers respectively back in 2007.
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In honor of Kobe Bryant's last visit to Cleveland, SportsCenter looks back at some of his top moments in the city.

All-Time #NBArank: Magic No. 4

February, 9, 2016
Feb 9
2:12
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All-Time #NBArank has reached the cream of the crop.

To create All-Time #NBArank, we put together a ballot with the 150 greatest players ever. Then our ESPN expert panel voted on thousands of head-to-head matchups, with voting based on both peak performance and career value. The result is our all-time NBA Top 100.


All-Time #NBArank: No. 4

If you want to get involved in the discussion, #NBArank is the Twitter hashtag to use. You also can follow along @ESPNNBA and on Facebook.


Magic Johnson

Position

Point guard

Teams

Los Angeles Lakers (1979-1991, 1995-1996)

Honors

Three-time MVP (1986-87, 1988-89, 1989-90), three-time Finals MVP, 12-time All-Star, 10-time All-NBA selection, Hall of Fame

Championships

Five (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)

Career stats

19.5 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 11.2 APG, .520 FG%


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TEAM LEADERS

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Kobe Bryant
PTS AST STL MIN
16.9 3.4 1.0 29.2
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Randle 10.0
AssistsK. Bryant 3.4
StealsD. Russell 1.2
BlocksR. Hibbert 1.6