Found January 18, 2013 on
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Kobe Bryant said he was the greatest one-on-one player ever in a Q&A with ESPN’s Chris Palmer while also claiming he “roasted” Tracy McGrady:
“I played T-Mac. I cooked him. Roasted him. Wasn’t even close. Ask him, he’ll tell you. When I was about 20, we were in Germany doing some promotional stuff for that other sneaker company and we played basketball every day. We were in the gym all the time. We played three games of one-on-one to 11. I won all three games. One game I won 11-2. After the third game he said he had back spasms and couldn’t play anymore.”
Well, someone did ask T-Mac and he not only denied the fact that they played 1-on-1, but that they even went to Germany together:
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