Nets forward Kevin Durant commented on how Lakers legend Kobe Bryant defended him during their matchups in a recent Instagram story. In the picture, Kobe Bryant was playing defense on Durant back in the 33-year-old’s Seattle Sonics’ days. The two-time NBA Champion said reposted the photo and added the caption “Bean always hackin man.”
We can go on and on about the epic duel’s the Mamba had with the Slim Reaper. But however, for Durant it seemed like Bryant’s defense during these matchups was indeed annoying. The former Laker was known for his harassing defense and his nine First Team All-Defensive selections show for it. By the numbers, the Mamba racked up 1,944 steals and 640 blocks through it all. It’s no wonder why Durant felt this way when preparing for these duels.
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