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Kobe thinks a team up with LeBron would have been a perfect fit

/ 02:44 PM December 17, 2017

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The Black Mamba and The King in one team? Kobe Bryant thinks a team up with LeBron James would have been great.

Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers legend, said James was one player he would loved playing with in his prime.

“I think the player that would fit with me the most, I actually think would be LeBron,” he said during an episode in the Holding Court with Geno Auriemma podcast.

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“He’s a passer first. I’m a scorer, I’m a finisher. Bron is a facilitator by nature and I’m a finisher by nature. Those two styles, I think complement each other extremely well.”

The interview surprised a lot of fans, who have always compared the two since James arrived in the NBA in 2003.

Bryant and James met several times in the regular season but they never got the chance to face each other in the NBA Finals.

The two did become teammates twice as part of Team USA in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Games that won gold medals.

Bryant retired in 2016, ending his 20-year-NBA career with five titles while also leaving fans wondering how a Finals duel between the two would have been.

Though they would never see the court together, the idea of James donning the purple-and-gold is still alive with the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar expected to test free agency anew at the end of the season with Hollywood as his potential destination.

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