Kobe Bryant will always be part of the greatest shooters of all time. The Black Mamba had a variety of weapons to get past his rivals and score a lot of buckets night in and night out. Bryant will go down as one of the greatest scorers of all time and everybody who knows the game will tell you the same about the Los Angeles Lakers idol.
Former NBA champion Brian Scalabrine reflected on Kobe's talents, calling him the greatest shot creator that ever played the game. During a recent appearance on the Dan Patrick Show, Scalabrine praised Kobe and his scoring ability.
“When you prepare for NBA players, you can watch their last 50 clips,” he said. “You can just ask the film guy and they’ll deliver it to you. Most guys, they do about 5-7 things. I watched Kobe’s last 50 makes and I think it was 45 different shots. I told the film guy I need another 50 makes. And I think it was another 40 different shots.”
“Then we got in the game I guarded him. I think he went left one-foot runner and of his last hundred makes, I didn’t see that shot taken once. He just had such an arsenal of different ways to beat you. He was probably the greatest shot creator or tough shot maker that ever played the game.”
Kobe was great; he is a top 5 player in NBA history after all the things he did with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was a terrific player and a great leader; he scored 33,643 points in his career, averaging 25 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists, shooting 44.7% from the field and 32.9% from deep.