Kobe Bryant is in his 17th year in the NBA. With that much time logged, comes a certain maturation, and the ability to say what you mean.
Bryant this year more than any other is saying what he means. Yesterday Bryant let it be known that he was the best 1-on-1 player of all time, and would beat LeBron.
In making that statement, Bryant also referenced to a time when he played former NBA superstar Tracy McGrady 1-on-1, and in Kobe’s words, roasted T-Mac.
I played T-Mac. I cooked him. Roasted him. Wasn’t even close. Ask him, he’ll tell you. When I was about 20, we were in Germany doing some promotional stuff for that other sneaker company and we played basketball every day. We were in the gym all the time. We played three games of one-on-one to 11. I won all three games. One game I won 11-2. After the third game he said he had back spasms and couldn’t play anymore.
McGrady was made aware of those comments, and responding immediately via Dime Magazine.
“”LOL Hell no! That’s far from the truth. No one in the NBA is playing 1 on 1. Me and KB never went to Germany together either..”
There’s a lot of lying going on lately in sports, who do you believe folks?