‘Childhood gone’: Hoops fans get emotional over final Kobe vs. LeBron

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James put on a show in their final matchup.

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With the Lakers so lousy this year, plenty of people failed to prepare for, or care about, the (likely) final matchup between LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.

That is, until they realized this could be it. Really.

Then all the hoops fans got emotional … and funny … and just plain lit.