Kobe Bryant gets LeBron James

The Lakers and Heat stars share an interesting dynamic on and off the court

Updated: December 25, 2010, 1:27 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The two biggest names in all of basketball today -- Kobe Bryant and LeBron James -- do not share a natural rivalry. One has played his entire career in the West with the Los Angeles Lakers; the other has been in the East with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat. They have never squared off with a championship on the line, or even a playoff series, for that matter. Still, they share a fascinating dynamic. For Bryant, a competitor always looking for an edge, James is a perfect foil who plays ...

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