Apart from establishing himself as one of the greatest players in the history of the league, Kobe also earned a reputation of being incredibly competitive during his career.
The reason why he was so competitive was due to his sheer will to be the best player ever to play in the NBA. For many fans, he certainly accomplished that goal.
Speaking of Bryant's game, one of his top skills was embarrassing guys in one-on-one situations.
He was very vocal about being the best one-on-one player ever and claimed to defeat numerous NBA stars.
Even one of his biggest rivals, Tracy McGrady, was impressed with the skills that the Mamba possessed.
He has openly admitted that Kobe was the most skilled basketball player to ever play in the NBA
In an old interview, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar himself confirmed that he had defeated T-Mac in one-on-one games in an embarrassing manner.
"I played T-Mac. I cooked him. Roasted him. Wasn’t even close. Ask him, he’ll tell you."
"When I was about 20, we were in Germany doing some promotional stuff for that other sneaker company and we played basketball every day. We were in the gym all the time."
"We played three games of one-on-one to 11. I won all three games. One game I won 11-2. After the third game he said he had back spasms and couldn’t play anymore."