To Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony is the toughest cover in the NBA. Tougher, even, than LeBron James.
“For me, yeah,” Bryant told Stephen A. Smith in an interview Wednesday.
“He’s always been a player that I enjoyed guarding the most,” Bryant said. “He was the most difficult because of his size and his speed.”
Bryant added that Anthony’s shooting range, ability to drive to the rim and score in the post make him one of the most lethal offensive weapons in the NBA.
“Melo does it all and he’s as strong as a bull,” Bryant said. “For me, I weight (180 pounds) soaking wet. Going up against that bull, man, it’s fun but it’s extremely challenging.”