The day before Kobe Bryant's death, LeBron James passed him on the NBA's All-Time scoring list. After the Lakers punched their ticket to the first NBA Finals since Bryant led the Lakers to back-to-back championships, Kobe was still on LeBron's mind. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, LeBron still has a regret about his relationship with Kobe. That neither made the time to meet up and get together as they had planned when James arrived in Los Angeles to play with the Lakers in 2018. When I played in Cleveland, I grew up 35 minutes away from there, and so I kind of knew the people.