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LeBron James Reveals His Thoughts On Doing The Identical Dunk As Kobe Bryant

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By Clark Sparky

LeBron James created an iconic moment last week when he performed the same exact dunk that Kobe Bryant once executed on the same court.

James stole the ball from a Houston Rockets player and finished off his breakaway with a windmill slam that was just like Bryant's from 19 years old.

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People on social media were quick to compare the two plays, and the videos show how eerily similar they were.

LeBron talked to reporters about the dunk and what his thought process was.

"I don't know, I didn't really predetermine that until I jumped," James said. "I just jumped and then kinda figured it out. It's crazy how it was the same exact dunk in the same exact hoop that Kobe did, except for 19 years or something like that."

The video of the dunk is incredible, but a photo that Andrew Bernstein captured of the moment was what really set the Internet on fire.

"I was like, 'Holy s–t,'" James told Bill Oram of The Athletic. "That is an unbelievable photo. And then when I found how it was taken. … Andy literally had one snap on his remote to get that. He's the real MVP for sure."

LeBron said the photo will definitely hang in his house somewhere.

James has talked a lot about his friend, Kobe, who died in a helicopter crash on January 26.

"It's like the happiest that I've ever seen," James said after the Lakers' first game following the tragedy. "Being able to just be with his daughters, be with his family, because when we're playing this game of basketball, we give so much to it. It's my 17th year so I know, you give so much to it that unfortunately, your family comes to the wayside at times, because when you want to be great at something, when you want to be the best at something, you become so driven that you won't let nothing stand in the way of it. Not even your own family sometimes."

He also shared some family advice Bryant told him. "Don't feel bad if you happen to go to one of your loved one's events or something like that, and sacrifice your job," James explained. "Because I didn't feel bad in Boston, when I went to go see my son two hours away in Springfield, and we had a game that night, and we got our asses kicked. But I didn't feel bad at all."

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