Kobe Bryant Sticks Up for LeBron: "Back off Him and Let Him Play"
"I think people need to lay off that kid, that's what I think," Bryant said during a recent ESPN interview. "I've gotten to know him pretty well, playing with the Olympic team, and I think they just need to back off him and just let him play and let him live his life and let him make his decisions and let him mature as a player."
"It's tough to be under the microscope like that all the time," Bryant continued. "So, I would like everybody to just back off of him and just let him play."
That's quite a big change from the Lakers vs. Heat game last Christmas Day when the two superstars appeared to get in a much-discussed verbal confrontation during the final minutes of the Miami victory.
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