Kobe Bryant Said Only One Player Could Beat Him 

By: The Trend Wire

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One of the greatest basketball players of all time was unquestionably Kobe Bryant. 

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When Kobe first joined the Los Angeles Lakers as a teenager, he had little opportunities to display his skills.

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But everything changed a few seasons later when Bryant emerged as one of the most thrilling players to watch in the league.

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The "Black Mamba" excelled at everything, whether it was scoring the ball with his spectacular fadeaway shots and vicious dunks or containing the greatest players on the opposing squad. 

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Kobe took advice from the best, just like all the other stars had in the past.

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Bryant's relationship with Michael Jordan, the GOAT, may have had the largest impact on his game.

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Kobe came the most close to become a new Jordan.

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 Kobe exhibited great basketball talents that were reminiscent of those of MJ, whether it was in his fadeaway jumpers or his capacity to lock down defenders.

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Bryant and Jordan were not only the two best friends, but he also had the utmost regard for Jordan's contribution to his game.

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 In a post-game press conference from 2016, a reporter questioned Kobe about any opponents who had defeated him 1-on-1.