During Kobe Bryant’s interview with Jimmy Kimmel, the five-time NBA champion was asked which players in the NBA were the toughest to guard. Kobe named a few of the usual suspects like Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant, but then said something that surprised a lot of people.
According to Kobe, the toughest player to guard during his time in the league was Tracy McGrady. Although Kobe modeled his game from Michael Jordan and has received comparisons to arguably the greatest player of all-time throughout his entire career, McGrady challenged the future Hall of Famer more than Jordan did.
With Kobe saying that McGrady posed the toughest challenge and not Jordan, a lot of people have chimed in including McGrady. Even though McGrady also said Kobe was the toughest to guard, current NBA analyst and former player Kenny Smith disagrees via TMZ:
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