Kobe Bryant announced his retirement earlier this week. As a result, we have been blessed with great insider info from the world of "the black mamba" this week.
His latest interview with TNT's Ernie Johnson is full of gems about his 20 years in the NBA. The most interesting part was hearing Kobe finally reveal who came the closest to being the real "Kobe stopper," the defender that guarded him best.
"The player I had the most trouble with, individually, was Tony Allen. Always," Kobe said.
Tony Allen is a great, first-team All-Defense caliber defender. He was part of the Celtics teams that faced the Lakers in the 2010 NBA Finals. He defended Bryant at times then and was partially responsible for holding him to 40 percent from the floor in that series.
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