Chris Paul recalls beating ‘the hell out of people’ with Kobe Bryant in All-Star Games
When Chris Paul and Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant teamed up on All-Star teams, it was pretty much over for everyone else.
Paul remembers beating “the hell out of people” with Kobe as his teammate in All-Star Games:
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 2, 2020
Of course, Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant were almost teammates on the Lakers, but the late great commissioner David Stern vetoed the trade and Paul was traded from New Orleans to the Los Angeles Clippers instead.
The death of Kobe still doesn’t seem real. With no sports on at the moment, Lakers fans have been reminiscing about Bryant even more lately. The Black Mamba’s spirit will always run deep with Los Angeles fans.
Most pundits believe the Lakers would have won at least one championship if Paul and Bryant were able to play together on the Purple and Gold. At least we were able to watch them compete together in All-Star games.
Bryant finished his Lakers career with averages of 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists. He won five titles and two Finals MVPs. The Lakers retired both his numbers last season.
There will never be another Kobe Bryant. Chris Paul and the rest of the NBA will do their best to carry on Kobe’s legacy.
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