What NBA player guarded Kobe Bryant the best? Which guarded him the worst?

Hmm.. I’m just going to go by matchups with some well known perimeter defenders here for who guarded him the best. For who guarded him the worst, I have no idea there’s countless role players in the NBA Kobe played against, I’m sure Kobe got buckets on most if not all of them so it’s impossible to really find out.

So here are some of the great perimeter defenders Kobe has faced throughout his career. Kobe roughly got his career average or better versus all of them except for a handful. I’d say Jason Kidd and Gary Payton did the best against him, limiting him to 22 PPG or less and around 42% FG% during their matchups.


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