LeBron, Kobe share special moment during Christmas game

LeBron wore this outfit on Christmas.

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LeBron James, seen above wearing an amazing shirt, and the Heat squared off with the Lakers in Los Angeles on Christmas Day.

This was supposed to be another LeBron vs. Kobe showdown but, as we all know, Kobe was out (again) with an injury. (UPDATE: The Heat held off the Lakers 101-95 for their sixth straight win.)

LeBron, however, went out of his way to share a special moment with Kobe during a break in the action. Get your tissues ready. This was pretty special.

”It’s not as special when Kobe’s not out there,” James said after the game.

There were some other special moments from this game, too.

First, of course, is the outfit that LeBron wore.

Second, check out LeBron’s special shoes:

Third, LeBron did this in the first quarter:

Fourth, LeBron did this in the second quarter:

It looks like LeBron is trying to one-up his sons, who threw down this dunk Christmas morning:

(GIF via @gifdsports)

The Associated Press contributed to this report.