Top 10 NBA Players That Would Have the Best Chance of Defeating Kobe Bryant

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1Michael JordanMichael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.

If you are looking for a reason as to why MJ could defeat Kobe 1v1, you may want to rethink your like for basketball.

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2LeBron JamesLeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.
3Magic JohnsonEarvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons.
4Larry BirdLarry Joe Bird is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
5Scottie PippenScottie Maurice Pippen is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association.
6Wilt ChamberlainWilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain was an American basketball player . He was born on August 21, 1936 in Philadelphia and died on October 12, 1999 in Los Angeles due to heart failure . ...read more.

Jerry West knows Kobe's game well, and knew Wilt very well as both a team-mate and an opposing player.
Ask him who would win.
Hint: I already know what his answer will be!

7Carmelo AnthonyCarmelo Kyam Anthony is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association.V1 Comment
8Clyde Drexler
9Dwyane WadeDwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.V1 Comment
10Ty Lawson

The Contenders

11Julius Erving
12Kareem Abdul-JabbarKareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers.

Kareem actually played a charity one-on-one match against Dr. J, and coasted to an embarrassingly easy win. Kareem basically just backed Dr. J down and skyhooked over him every time.
Even if you believe that Kobe is better than Dr. J, it's only by a tiny amount, and not enough to make up for the huge advantage an actual 7 footer who can really play has over almost anybody else.
Most of today's "7 footers" are really only 6-10 or so, and even the actual 7-footers are not very good.
Kareem, and also Wilt Chamberlain were so good, and so much bigger than anybody else who was good, it really would be unfair to match them up against anybody else.

13James HardenJames Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.V1 Comment
14Kenneth Faried
15Wilson Chandler
16Yao Ming
17Danilo GallinariDanilo Gallinari is an Italian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association.
18JJ Hickson
19Nate Robinson
20Jeremy LinJeremy Shu-How Lin is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association.
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