When MJ and Kobe first went head-to-head, Kobe was an 18-year old rookie rocking a fresh afro.
A mismatch to most except Bryant who thought he would destroy Jordan.
I was thinking in my mind, I didn’t care. I’m going to destroy this guy. I don’t care if I’m 18, I’m coming for blood.
Bryant joined Geno Auriemma on the “Holding the Court” podcast and discussed playing Michael Jordan for the first time. It’s fascinating how at such a young age and while still idolizing Jordan, the Mamba “wanted blood”.
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