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LeBron James Reflects On His One Regret About Kobe Bryant

Apr 8, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) reacts against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half of a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans defeated the Lakers 110-102. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

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Apr 8, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) reacts against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half of a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans defeated the Lakers 110-102. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Lakers are once again gunning for another NBA Championship to add to their storied franchise. Led by Lebron James, the team will face his former team in the Miami Heat. This upcoming finals in Los Angeles has made James reminisce on another great Laker player in Kobe Bryant. The NBA icon died earlier this year in a tragic accident with his daughter and other people who were boarded on a helicopter.

Kobe Bryant wanted to share his experience with James in terms of the ball club, city, and how to lead his new found team. The hectic life of a NBA star prevented both men from getting that one big get together to speak on things.

“Of course, you think there’s going to be time for us to get together and I understand that there are regrets in life, but I definitely wish I had that moment with him,” James told Yahoo Sports, “I do remember when I decided to come here, he sent me a text right away and said, ‘Welcome, brother. Welcome to the family.’ That was a special moment because at the time, Laker faithful wasn’t [fully in on me]. A lot of people were saying, ‘Well, we might not want LeBron at this point in his career,’ and, ‘Is he right? Is he going to get us back [to the Finals]?’ So to hear from him and get his stamp of approval, it meant a lot. I don’t ever question myself, but when it’s coming from Kobe, it definitely meant a lot.”

“We have to remember not to take life and people for granted,” James added.

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