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LeBron James and Lakers Honor Kobe Bryant in His Return

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LeBron James and Lakers Honor Kobe Bryant in His Return

LeBron James and Lakers Honor Kobe Bryant in His Return

LeBron James and Lakers Honor Kobe Bryant in His Return.

Kobe Bryant returned to the Staples Center on Sunday night.

Sitting courtside for the Lakers' 122-101 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Bryant was there to promote his new children's novel, 'Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof.'.

The former Lakers star attended the game with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Maria Bryant.

"That's one of the greatest players to ever play this game, taking time out of his day on a Sunday." LeBron James, via statement.

"So I'm just trying to put on a show for him and give him a reason, like, 'OK, we might come to another game.'

" LeBron James, via statement.

James shook hands with Bryant in the first quarter, and then hit a 3-pointer to give the Lakers a 24-5 lead.

James finished with 33 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds for Los Angeles.

"I got chills when the crowd started going nuts ... One of the greatest Lakers of all time." Frank Vogel, Lakers coach, via statement


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