Kobe Bryant played as Grinch, wearing his green styled Nike shoes, but he wasn’t able to spoil the Christmas for LeBron James and the Miami Heat. With five minutes remaining in the game, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James walked shoulder to shoulder down the court jawing at each other back and forth. While Christmas cheer might have been lost in that exchange, James and the Heat got their message across loud and clear not only to the two-time defending champs but also to the rest of the league. In a game that was hyped since the schedule was released this season, the Heat, behind a triple-double from LBJ, lit up the Lakers, 96-80, Saturday at Staples Center. King James had 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists while hitting a season-high five 3-pointers. He debuted his newest shoes – Nike LeBron 8 V/2 – in a special Xmas colorway.
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