os Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and the Lakers Legend of the Kobe Bryant are two of the top basketball players. Because both players played simultaneously, Kobe versus LeBron would have been considered the largest NBA final game ever held.
Topps created a trading card from Kobe and LeBron for the 2008-09 season, when the two future Hall of Famers were supposed to meet in the NBA final. Unfortunately, LeBron and the Cavs were defeated by Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference final.
Unfortunately, LeBron and the Cavs lost to Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic at the Eastern Conference final.
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Kobe Bryant’s $15,000 trading card was gifted to @FloydMayweather for his Birthday
Gifted by @WooterApparel, is a 2008 Topps Chrome PSA 10 Kobe Bryant/ Lebron James Card. pic.twitter.com/aKdSvgNYQR
— 👑📍Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson (@ScoopB) February 25, 2021
The card costs $15,000 on eBay and was recently given to boxing legend Floyd Mayweather by Wooter Apparel, according to Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson. Mayweather says he’s going to have LeBron sign the card, according to Boardroom.
The @WooterApparel team gifted this 2008 Topps Chrome Kobe/LeBron PSA 10 card ($15,000 on eBay) to Floyd Mayweather for his birthday. 👀
Mayweather said he plans to have it signed by @KingJames. pic.twitter.com/BS5ug3dptA
— Boardroom (@boardroom) February 26, 2021
Kobe and his legacy played an important role in the four-time champion who came to the Lakers in the summer of 2018 in hopes of becoming the next big Laker.
James had finally planned to sit down with Kobe on how he managed to play in the City of Angels for his full 20-year career. Unfortunately, this meeting never occurred when Bryant and his daughter Gianna were tragically killed in a chopper crash last year. LeBron is always troubled by the idea of not having the conversation with the late legend.
“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 Chris B. Haynes of 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.”