LOS ANGELES — Is it possible? Can LeBron James shut down Kobe Bryant one-on-one? No way, says Kobe.
In a recent interview with ESPN the Magazine, Kobe said some stuff:
You versus LeBron? Who wins?
Me. No question. As far as one-on-one, I'm the best to ever do it.
Damn. That's pretty confident.
LeBron is a terrific all-around, five-on-five basketball player who's an all-time great. But I'd get him.
Who could get you?
Kevin Durant is the guy that would give me the most trouble. With his length and ability to use the dribble, he'd be tough.
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Tonight's game should be ... memorable.