Kobe’s no idiot.
Try imagining 2010 Kobe Bryant admitting that WNBA players could hold their own in the NBA. Like he’d actually favor someone like Maya Moore over literally any player in the league outside of Smush Parker. My imagination does not extend this far from reality.
But it’s funny how the second Kobe Bryant retires, he magically becomes this die hard WNBA fan. Why? Because he cannot live in a world where a Bryant isn’t dominating so he’s training his 13-year-old daughter to become the best women’s basketball player to ever walk the earth. Bryant must breathe legitimacy into the league to make it a worthwhile endeavor for any one of his four daughters, but primarily Gianna, who has her dad’s baller genes.
Presumably in an effort to fan the flame, Kobe revealed to CNN a short list of WNBA players would could make a current NBA roster.
“I think there are a couple players who could play in the NBA right now, honestly,” Bryant said. “There’s a lot of players that have a lot of skill that could do it–Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Elena Della Donne. There’s a lot of great players out there so they could certainly keep up with them.”
There is a case to be made that Diana Taurasi is the best women’s player ever (here’s Diana with a GOAT). Her resume cannot be touched:
- 3 NCAA national championships at UCONN
- 3 WNBA championships
- 4 Olympic gold medals
- 2 Finals MVPs
- 9-time WNBA All-Star
- 5-time WNBA scoring champ
Taurasi is objectively filthy.
But the Man vs. Women arguments always seem to bring out the strongest opinions in the world wide web, and this was no different. The consensus is: Kobe is speaking, as the youths say, “out of pocket.”
Hold on I gotta catch my breath from that last one.
Buncha sexist pigs on this platform. YUCK.