Kobe Bryant Names The Five Best Players And Teams He’s Faced


After announcing last month that he is retiring from the court, The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant revealed the top five best players and teams that he’s come across during his 20 season career, ESPN revealed.

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The top five acknowledged by the shooting guard during a conference call with 146 reporters spanning 24 countries Monday (Dec. 21) includes the GOAT Michael Jordan, followed by the stratospheric talents of LeBron James, Hakeem Olajuwon, Kevin Durant and Clyde Drexler. Bryant noted it was “hard to pick just five.”

He also said that the top five teams he’s ever played against during his time in the NBA are the 2000 Sacramento Kings, 2008 Boston Celtics, 2004 Detroit Pistons and 1996 Chicago Bulls and the San Antonio Spurs “almost any year.” He also discussed other topics, such as how the Lakers should handle moving on without him next season and dismissing the possibility of a post NBA-career.

The Black Mamba’s announcement that he was retiring from the sport of basketball sent shockwaves around the globe, and basketball stars from Shaq to Paul George sent their well wishes and respect to the star. What do you think about his choices for players and teams? Sound off in the comments.

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