VIDEO: LeBron James Misses Dunk, Kobe Bryant Laughs

Olympics: Basketball-Men's Preliminary-USA vs NGR

In an anticipated matchup of NBA superstars, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers hosted LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.

While the two have struggled this season with injuries and fatigue, the two still draw hype when going against each other. The two teams went back and forth to a 49-49 draw with just under four minutes left in the half when the Cavaliers went on a fast break.

— Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION “Bleed Purple and Gold” T-Shirts? —

James passed to Kyrie Irving who lobbed it back to James for an alley-oop, only to see James miss the dunk. The Staples Center crowd cheered the mistake, while the camera showed Bryant laughing on his way back down the court. Bryant is seen smiling and talking to James, poking fun at the missed opportunity.

Here is the video of LeBron missing the dunk and Kobe laughing:

At the end of the half, the Lakers led 61-57.

[divide]

VIDEO: Curious what Kobe Bryant told LeBron after the missed dunk? LeBron tells us post-game


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

Lakers Rumors: L.A. Interested In Ryan Anderson In Free Agency?

Free agency is set to begin in just a couple of days and the Los Angeles Lakers plan to be extremely busy in chasing names to add to their promising young core…

Game Recap: Lakers Blown Out In Second Half, Fall To Kings

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off an 118-112 defeat to the New York Knicks last night, which is their sixth in a row…

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak: Jahlil Okafor’s Game ‘Will Translate Quickly’ To NBA

As arguably one of the most dominant offensive players in college basketball…

Kobe Bryant Believes Lakers Can Play Their Way Back In Contention

Despite falling behind by as many as 15 points in the fourth…