This NBA Player CHOKED Kobe Bryant And Got OWNED (Ft. NBA Trash Talk & Rivalry)
Kobe Bryant was choked by an NBA player, trash talked back, and owned him but there’s more to it than that. #NBA #Kobe #TrashTalk
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Kobe Bryant has had his fair share of opponents who tried to shut him down and to rise up. Raja Bell was one of em that in his own words, “genuinely hated Kobe” with a long history before and after clotheslining Kobe so let’s break this down. So let’s go way back to a different NBA when teams were averaging 94.8 points per game. It’s the 2001 NBA Finals, Lakers vs Sixers. Most people remember Kobe and AI arguing, but don’t remember this young player named Raja Bell. And don’t worry Kobe didn’t either. Bell was a last minute addition to the Sixers, he got a 10 day contract in April of 2001 and ended up actually being an important piece because of his defense. So Bell guarded Kobe for long stretches in the finals. But nothing really came out of it. As Raja Bell recalls, "At that point, the only way I was going to play in the playoffs was to get out there and get in somebody's [face]. He was my job. I think people blew it out of proportion because it wasn't personal for me, and I don't think I was on his radar."
The 2004-05 season was different. Raja Bell was on Jazz and was finally a regular in the rotation which meant more time defending Kobe. And based off of Raja, Kobe was hitting him in the face with elbows. It’s possible that what Raja Bell was saying is true, but that was never his real problem with Kobe. Bell was becoming one of those annoying defenders, a guy that wanted to try to claim the “Kobe Stopper” title. And to some extent, it was impacting Kobe. Still, Kobe averaged 42.5 points against the Suns in that regular season. When he was asked about how Bell was affecting him, he said "I've got bigger fish to fry than Raja Bell. Are you kidding me?".
And then we have the 2006 playoffs, a very chippy, physical series. It’s the Suns vs Lakers, MVP Steve Nash and the dynamic seven second offense versus Kobe who averaged 35 points in the regular season dragging a subpar Lakers squad with Kwame Brown and Smush Parker starting. But there was also the Kobe vs Bell match up which for the most part stayed relatively quiet. There was tension between the two teams. There was the fake elbow, and then in Game 5 in a blowout for the Suns, there was the clothesline. Kobe got up from it like it was nothing and proceeded to smile it off, wagging his finger as to say that didn’t mean anything.
After the game this is what Kobe said. "Does he know me? Do I know this guy? I don't know this guy, I might have said one word to this guy. I don't know this kid. I think he overreacts to stuff.. I don't know this kid. I don't need to know this kid. I don't want to. We go out there, we play the game and leave it at that. Maybe he wasn't hugged enough as a kid. I look at him a little bit, he gets a little insecure or something. I don't know."
It was stuff like that which was the real reason why Raja Bell had a problem with Kobe, not the elbows, it was the disrespect.
This is what Bell said "My problem with Kobe isn't that he doesn't respect me, I felt he was disrespecting me, and that he didn't care that he was doing it. I don't need respect, but you're not going to disrespect me.And after denying claims that he’s a dirty player he said, “I definitely took a shot at Kobe. You bet. So people have a reason to call me dirty now. And that's fine with me." He also called Kobe a pompous, arrogant individual.
Raja Bell recently came out saying that “There wasn’t a greater competitor” and that he relished every chance to play against Kobe. That’s what made Kobe Bryant special. Even his opponents couldn’t help but respect who he was and what he stood for. Kobe was that man and he wasn’t backing down from anyone. But what do you think? Rank the best trash talkers of all time. Who was the toughest player to guard in NBA history?