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2015-16 Schedule
37-14, 1st in Central

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Are Kobe Bryant and LeBron James rivals? Bryant doesn't think so. "I never looked to see what he was doing or something to kind of push me," Bryant said. "I just felt like we're completely different generations. I just missed that thing completely. It's not a Magic [Johnson] or [Larry] Bird sort of thing. It was more like, from the time he came into the league, it was more helping him, giving him direction and advice. I was so much older by NBA years. So I've never had that [with him.]"

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant said he and LeBron James are quite close. "We talk on the phone probably more than people know," Bryant said. "We talk about the game. We talk about different strategies that center around the game. We talk about things off the court, business related, [NBA] Players Association related. We speak with much more communication than people want to know."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Each of the last nine NBA Finals matchups has featured either LeBron James or Kobe Bryant, but never both."Our teams just never crossed paths, unfortunately," Bryant said before the two faced each other in Cleveland on Wednesday. "I wouldn't say it was weird or anything like that. It's just the ebb and flow of each season."

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Top 10 NBA Players of all time (1:43)
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Kobe opens up about relationship with LeBron (1:49)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James comes into tonight's game vs LAL needing 8 points to pass Paul Pierce (26,166) for 15th all-time.

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Can LeBron catch MJ?

J.A. Adande doesn't think so: "It's impossible, because even if LeBron wins five more championships he won't be able to erase his four NBA Finals losses." More experts chime in

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Tyronn Lue says Kobe once tried to fight him in practice (0:55)
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LeBron ranked ahead of too many legends? (1:56)
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Kyrie Irving studies Kobe Bryant clips to improve

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving sees an opportunity for greatness by taking advantage of midrange shots the way players like Kobe Bryant have.

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How the Cavs can beat the Warriors

After hearing Chris Broussard say the Cavs can beat the Warriors, The Really Big Show goes through some ways they could get it done while some don't feel they can.

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Cartagena: Lebron vs. Durant in 1-on-1

Tony Cartagena debates with Tony Rizzo about who is the best 1-on-1 player in the NBA is. Tony also talks about Kevin Love not being selected to the All-Star Game.

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Taylor: Lakers would've won more championships with LeBron (1:49)
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Kobe's memorable moments in Cleveland (0:47)
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Energizing All-Stars (5:02)
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The Kobe-for-LeBron trade that never was (1:35)
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Broussard: Cavs are the biggest threat to Warriors (1:29)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving asked to compared Kobe and LeBron: "They're both great in their own right, I can tell you that. But I've never played with Kobe, so I don't (know). We can only kind of guess from what we see what his work ethic is like. And his leadership, I can't see it from within. But I'm around Bron every single day and I think I have a different perspective of learning from a guy every single day than kind of just having conversations and communicating with a guy through the phone or seeing him in person. So, every single day I get to see Bron. But I don't get to see, I didn't get to see, Kobe every single day so I think I wouldn't give you a better perspective of what you're looking for between the two. But they're both great though."

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LeBron James earns his 1st triple-double of season (1:43)

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.510th
Rebounds Per Game44.88th
Assists Per Game22.311th
Points Allowed96.74th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-163714.725
2014-155329.646
2013-143349.402
2012-132458.293
2011-122145.318

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