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

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The Top Ten

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

Has a much better attitude and has mastred the fundamentals

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

2 LeBron James LeBron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Heat and the Cavaliers.
3 Magic Johnson Magic Johnson Earvin "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.
4 Larry Bird Larry Bird Larry Joe Bird is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. Bird is a 3x champ, 1x ROTY, 1x Finals MVP, 3x 3PT Contest winner, all with the Boston Celtics. (1979-1992)
5 Scottie Pippen Scottie Pippen Scottie Maurice Pippen is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association.
6 Wilt Chamberlain Wilt Chamberlain Wilton 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!

7 Carmelo Anthony Carmelo Anthony Carmelo Kyam Anthony is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. V 1 Comment
8 Clyde Drexler Clyde Drexler
9 Ty Lawson
10 Dwyane Wade Dwyane Wade Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Julius Erving Julius Erving Julius Winfield Erving II, commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is an American retired basketball player who helped popularize a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim.
12 Kenneth Faried
13 Wilson Chandler
14 Yao Ming
15 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kareem 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.

16 James Harden James Harden James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. V 1 Comment
17 Danilo Gallinari Danilo Gallinari Danilo Gallinari is an Italian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association.
18 JJ Hickson
19 Nate Robinson
20 Jeremy Lin Jeremy Lin Jeremy Shu-How Lin is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association.

He will be NBA Commissioner in about 10 years, so he will be every player's boss.

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