Kobe Bryant Names Top 5 Players He's Faced

Of course, Michael Jordan was one of them.

Kobe Bryant has seen it all during his glorious 20-year NBA career.

Over the course of winning five league titles and being named to 17 All-Star Games, Bryant has faced some of the greatest players the game has ever seen.

However, with this being his final season, Bryant was asked for the Top 5 players he has faced. As reported by ESPN, the Black Mamba proceeded to mention the best of the best.


Bryant named arguably the greatest player ever in Michael Jordan, and two current superstars with LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The other two? Hall of Famers Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler.

Hard to argue with the Black Mamba's list of ballers. Of course he was going to name Hall of Famer and idol MJ, a six-time NBA champion and the blueprint for every shooting guard who followed. 

Olajuwon and Drexler formed quite the one-two punch for the Houston Rockets, helping to lead the team to the 1995 NBA title.

Meanwhile, King James and KD are two players who the NBA has seemingly never seen the likes of and are well on the way to paving their own legendary legacies.

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