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Cover me: LeBron outdoes Kobe in head-to-head defense

Originally Published: December 20, 2007
By Brian Windhorst | Special to ESPN.com

CLEVELAND -- In the NBA in December, this is about as good as the theater gets.

A tight game in the final moments, crowd on its feet, two of the best players in the world guarding each other and looking to be the hero. LeBron James and Kobe Bryant didn't quite have the Hollywood ending -- the game ended with a thud and not a splash -- but they did provide some drama.

During a timeout with just over three minutes left to play the same discussion was held in both huddles. James ...

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