Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James: Looking Back at Their Epic Matchups

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Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James: Looking Back at Their Epic Matchups
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LeBron James and Kobe Bryant certainly know how to put on a show for their respective teams as well as the populous taking part in viewing.

When these two titans clash, you know you're going to be in for an impressive showing that will most likely feature a game that goes down to the wire.

Whether he was on the Cleveland Cavaliers or Miami Heat, James has always had epic battles with Kobe Bryant's Lakers. Both players attempt to match each other shot for shot, and the games are usually decided in the final minutes of the fourth quarter.

In 16 games, James leads the series 11-5, which includes last night's 98-87 victory where he scored 31 points.

Overall, James has averaged 27 points on 43 percent shooting, eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Bryant has done just as well—averaging 25 points on 41 percent shooting to go along with five boards, five assists and a steal.

We'll take a look back on their five greatest statistical matchups.

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