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Lessons to be learned watching LeBron go all out

LeBron led, inspired and willed his Cavs at a critical juncture in their playoff series against Detroit. Gene Wojciechowski hopes Kobe was taking notes.

Updated: May 15, 2006, 1:29 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

CLEVELAND -- Kobe, this is how you lead a team.

You don't defer to the Bryant-ettes. You don't hide behind "the game plan." You don't enter a witness protection program, take just three second-half shots and score zero field goals in the last 24 minutes of a playoff elimination game.

Instead, you do what LeBron James did Saturday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals: You let the game come to you. And when it gets within arm's reach, you grab it hard by the earlobe, ...

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