Kobe made a new post in The Players Tribune detailing his fierce competition over his career with Allen Iverson. It’s an interesting little peek into the insane, egotistical brain of the Black Mamba.
This one is a little extra psycho. With Kobe holding a personal grudge from 1996 til 2000 of making sure he would defensively shut Allen Iverson down after he scored 52 points against THE KNICKS…not THE LAKERS…on the same night Kobe scored 2 points in a separate game. Kobe then DESTROYED a hotel room. 1999 comes around and A.I. scores 41 points ON Kobe which leads to him studying how great white sharks hunt seals off the coast of South Africa. In 2000, he then doesn’t let AI score in a whole second half. It’s very interesting reading it all straight from Kobe’s writing.
Oh…yes…I said WATCHED HOW GREAT WHITE SHARKS HUNT SEALS AND USED THAT TO DEFEND ALLEN IVERSON.
Ahhhh the secret to stopping Allen Iverson in basketball. Can you imagine being friends with Kobe Bryant? Can you imagined being one of his daughters? Can you imagine being married to him (well I guess there’s a few things unimaginable about that)?
This is just one of a handful of Kobe-being-psycho stories, my favorite though is of a USA team trainer’s experience with him in 2012. And this is why Kobe is compared to Michael Jordan. It’s not being as good as Michael Jordan, it’s Kobe being AS PSYCHO as MJ (although he is better than MJ…and LeBron…and don’t you ever fucking forget it).