Honestly this is how I remember the Kobe-Lebron matchups playing out, especially when Kobe was still in his prime. I felt like Kobe always got the better of Bron back then. And by that I mean on an individual basis when they would guard eachother most of the game.
On a side note, Lebron looked small as hell. Standing next to Kobe they almost look like they have the same physique with Bron having a couple inches over him. This was definitely the stage of his career where Bron was still a boy, and not the dominant much bigger man we all know today.