Today in sports history December 4th, 2009 Kobe Bryant hit the game winner over Dwayne Wade to give the Los Angeles Lakers 108-107. It was only eleven years ago and the moment felt huge for a regular season game.
Today in sports history December 4th, 2009 Kobe hit the game winner over D-Wade
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This was pre- LeBron to Miami and I remember this match-up vividly. Dwayne Wade and LeBron James (at the time on the Cavaliers) were the young upcoming superstars and there was already talk if they had surpassed Kobe Bryant. But the old guard, Kobe Bryant wasn’t going to let that happen quite yet. Kobe scored 33 points versus Dwayne Wade’s 26 points but the moment of the game was of course the game winner. RIP Kobe Bryant. Gone too soon.