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On Tap: CHICAGO AT L.A. LAKERS, Feb. 1
Jackie MacMullan
February 02, 1998
Air Jordan meets Air Apparent—Lakers guard Kobe Bryant—in a matchup of title contenders. In their first encounter, a 104-83 Bulls rout over Shaq-less L.A. on Dec. 17 in Chicago, Michael Jordan scored 36 points, but the 19-year-old Bryant poured in a career-high 33 and executed several high-flying moves eerily reminiscent of a young MJ's. Although the teams will not meet again in the regular season, Jordan and Bryant will square off at least once more: as starters for their respective teams at the Feb. 8 All-Star Game.
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February 02, 1998

On Tap: Chicago At L.a. Lakers, Feb. 1

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Air Jordan meets Air Apparent—Lakers guard Kobe Bryant—in a matchup of title contenders. In their first encounter, a 104-83 Bulls rout over Shaq-less L.A. on Dec. 17 in Chicago, Michael Jordan scored 36 points, but the 19-year-old Bryant poured in a career-high 33 and executed several high-flying moves eerily reminiscent of a young MJ's. Although the teams will not meet again in the regular season, Jordan and Bryant will square off at least once more: as starters for their respective teams at the Feb. 8 All-Star Game.

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