Basketball

LeBron James Gets First L.A. Triple-Double, Home Win with Kobe Bryant Courtside

As LeBron James walked to the free throw line with 12.9 seconds left in the game Thursday, an approving Kobe Bryant clapped and pumped both of his fists, encouraging his old team and its new superstar to close out their best win of the early season. Seated at the corner of the baseline, Bryant made a rare appearance at Staples Center, and the former Lakers great watched his old rival James collect two milestones: his first triple-double with the Lakers and first home victory with them.

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