The world may have been deprived of the 20th head to head matchup between Wade and Kobe this week with The Mamba taking the night off, but we still got plenty of solid quotes from the duo.
When asked about Kobe, Wade considers Bean as the greatest NBA player of his era, and says he always measured himself against the 20-year veteran throughout his own brilliant career.
“I do feel — and I’ve said this before the last couple of years with LeBron [James], when he became the best player in our game — that Kobe Bryant is the greatest player of our era,” Wade said. “The Kobe Bryants aren’t around no more. There are good young players, but there will never be another Kobe. So every opportunity you get to [face him], you want to seize that moment.”
“You hear about the guy being down, struggling with his shot and going through all of those other things,” Wade said Monday. “But what I’ll always see is the guy who has dominated this game at his position for a long time, who performed at a high level for 20 years.”