Skip to main content

Kobe Bryant doesn't care about being mentioned in the GOAT conversations: "It's hard for people to believe, but I really don't care"


One of the most popular debates among NBA fans and analysts is who is the best player in NBA history and how would particular players perform in different eras. The main problem with this type of debate is that circumstances change and every era has its own rules and one is not applicable to the other.

For fans, the favorite topic for discussion is whether some superstars of today would be capable of scoring more points if they played in the league back in the 90's for example or, vice versa, would some of the players from the past be equally efficient today.

In a recent interview for ESPN's show Get Up, among many different topics, Kobe Bryant was asked if he cares at all about being compared or even regarded as the best players in NBA history. He simply said he really doesn't care about that ever since he retired from the league but knows these debates are interesting for the fans who engage with them on a daily basis.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

It's hard for people to believe, but I really don't care. I've moved on! So you have a career, you do the best you can and for 20 years I was fortunate enough to play. And then you shelf it and its done. You move on to the next things. So now I'm focused on the next 20 years. Those debates are entertaining I'm sure and it's fun for people to engage in those but for me personally, it doesn't matter

Vanessa Bryant revealed how Kobe Bryant was like everyone else

Vanessa Bryant revealed how Kobe Bryant was a normal person like everyone else: "He wipes his own ass too"

Kobe Bryant was a superstar on the court but never acted like one outside of it. This is what endeared him to the fans

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, forward Kevin Durant and guard James Harden

“This has to go down as one of the most epic failures in the history of this league” — Tim Legler shreds the Brooklyn Nets

Two other teams in the modern NBA came to mind as faliures given the talent they had on the roster.

Kevin Durant blasts Philly fans for their chants towards Ben Simmons

Should the Brooklyn Nets regret trading for Kevin Durant?

The Durant-Irving partnership in Brooklyn could arguably go down as the most disappointing one in NBA history.

Detroit Pistons legend Rick Mahorn and Indiana Pacers legend Reggie Miller

Reggie Miller on who he hated facing on the bad boy Pistons — “He ​​had a crazy look in his eye all the time”

There’s a reason why Miller's most feared Pistons player was dubbed as the “Baddest Bad Boy of them all.”

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan and guard Manu Ginobili

"I lost a lot of sleep because of him" — Chauncey Billups reveals who deserved to win the 2005 NBA Finals MVP

Tim Duncan won the 2005 NBA Finals MVP. But Chauncey Billups, as well as some fans, believed the trophy belonged to someone else.

Michael Jordan

Beer drones — the best feature on Michael Jordan's exclusive golf course

Do you want to be a member of the exclusive The Grove XXIII club? Michael Jordan has to invite you first.


Miles Bridges' wife exposes him for domestic violence

The NBA community needs to to better. ”I won’t be silent to protect others anymore because I value myself and my kids more than anyones ‘image’”